THE WEST GATE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1241660
Date first listed:
03-Dec-1949
Statutory Address:
THE WEST GATE, ST DUNSTAN'S STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE WEST GATE, ST DUNSTAN'S STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Kent
District:
Canterbury (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TR 14598 58091

Details

1. 944 ST DUNSTAN'S STREET

The west Gate TR 1458 SE 2/100 3.12.49.

I

2. 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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
440836
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 24 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/06567/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Barry Amos. Source Historic England Archive
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