Fisher's Gate - The Quay, Sandwich, Kent, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue
N 51° 16.509 E 001° 20.602
31U E 384447 N 5681726
Quick Description: Fisher's Gate, a Medieval town gate of the ancient walled town of Sandwich, dating from 1384.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/27/2012 5:44:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMEAEH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:

Standing alongside Sandwich Quay on the River Stour, Fishers Gate is a medieval gateway of the ancient walled town of Sandwich. Built in 1384 as part of town defences by King Richard II , it became the main gateway into Sandwich, leading both to the busy Quay and the busy ferry,  the only way to cross the then much wider River Stour to Thanet. The upper part of the building dates from 1578 and although the  portcullis is long gone, the running grooves are still visible.  Fisher's Gate, together with the towns other 4 gates were sold for demolition in 1780, but for unknown reasons, escaped the fate of the other gates. Thankfully that situation will never reoccur as Fisher's Gate is now both a Grade I listed building and a scheduled ancient monument.

The old postcard photo dates from 1905, alongside a photo in April 2012.

 

 

Year photo was taken: 1905

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