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The West Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Canterbury, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2815 / 51°16'53"N

Longitude: 1.0758 / 1°4'32"E

OS Eastings: 614598

OS Northings: 158091

OS Grid: TR145580

Mapcode National: GBR TY2.NS5

Mapcode Global: VHLGM.L1LX

Entry Name: The West Gate

Listing Date: 3 December 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1241660

English Heritage Legacy ID: 440836

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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Listing Text


The west Gate
TR 1458 SE 2/100 3.12.49.


The only remaining gate of the City. 1380. Ragstone gateway with ribbed
vaulting and chamber over flanked by 2 circular towers on its west front.
Machicolation between the towers, Castellated parapet. Loop lights except
on the east side which has a 2-light window with mullion and transom and an
iron grill on the lst floor. Buttresses at file north east and north west
corners Stair turret on north side leads to a 1st floor chamber, used as
a prison in the C19. The Guardroom has a fine C19 fireback, dated 1649 with
lion, Tudor Rose and fleur de lis motifs. Public executions were carried
out outside the West Gate. Scheduled as an AM.

Listing NGR: TR1460058087

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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