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Christchurch Gateway

A Grade I Listed Building in Canterbury, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2793 / 51°16'45"N

Longitude: 1.0812 / 1°4'52"E

OS Eastings: 614984

OS Northings: 157860

OS Grid: TR149578

Mapcode National: GBR TY2.Q57

Mapcode Global: VHLGM.P3FM

Entry Name: Christchurch Gateway

Listing Date: 3 December 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1085119

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170460

Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT1

County: Kent

District: Canterbury

Town: Canterbury

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Canterbury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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TR 1457 NE

BURGATE (north east Side)
Christchurch Gateway


The entrance to the Cathedral Precincts. Built in 1517 and restored by Caröe in the 1930s. Three storeys ragstone and artificial stone. A square building with octagonal turrets Lierne-vaulted ground room entered through a wide four-centred arch and a foot arch. Rooms on two storeys above the vault. The lower floor has bands of shields on quatrefoils, the upper floor has half-length angels carrying shields. The heraldic shields commemorate Prince Arthur, the eldest son of Henry VII who died in 1502. The wooden doors are C17.

Nos 23 to 37 (consec) and the Christchurch Gateway form a group.

Listing NGR: TR1498357860

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