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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1241660
English Heritage Legacy ID: 440836
Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT1
Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate
Built-Up Area: Canterbury
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
944 ST DUNSTAN'S STREET
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
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