The mid 15th century name for the first tower north of West Gate. It was a garderobe tower apparently of mid 14th century date. It was probably named after one of the William Nycolls (or Nicholls), probably father and son, who both held the office of mayor in the early 15th century. The tower was named the William Nycoll Tower in the terrier of 1454, a document which listed the taxes each inhabitant was required to pay for the upkeep of the Town Walls. The tower appears to have been much restored over the years.


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