Cannon Kissing Gate - Baslow, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 14.585 W 001° 36.864
30U E 592462 N 5900207
Quick Description: This kissing gate was inspired by Mrs. Jill Cannon and is specially designed for wheelchair users.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 11:07:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMJE9R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ambrosia
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Long Description:
A kissing gate is a type of gate which allows people to pass through, but not livestock. They are usually designed to be used by people on foot, but this one can be used by wheelchairs as well.

The gate gives access to the grounds of the stately home, Chatsworth House. The house has a car park in the grounds and has wheel chair facilities in the house, but this gate gives access to the grounds of the house from outside the park.

Chatsworth's park covers about 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) and is open to the public free of charge all year-round. There are many paths across the parkland and this gate can be accessed from the village of Baslow.

There is a plaque next to the gate with the following text.
THE CANNON KISSING GATE
GIVING ACCESS TO THE PARK
FOR VISITORS IN WHEELCHAIRS,
WAS INSPIRED BY MRS. JILL CANNON,
MADE AND DONATED BY MATHERS ENGINEERING
OF TIBSHELF AND OPENED BY THE DUKE OF
DEVONSHIRE AND MRS. CANNON ON THE
17th MARCH 1999
Accessibility Activity: 1000 acres of parkland with deer and farm livestock.

Time available: Yes

Group providing the activity: The estate of the Duke of Devonshire

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