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Derry-Londonderry in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Shipquay Gate

 
 
Shipquay Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
1. Shipquay Gate Marker
Inscription.

This was one of the four original 17th century gates to the city. It had a watch tower, battlements and a portcullis. The carvings on the outside of the present gate, built between 1803-5, celebrate the city's wealth. The cornucopia is a symbol of plenty and the caduceus is a magic wand used by the Greek god Hermes to protect merchants.

 
Location. 54° 59.825′ N, 7° 19.196′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. Marker is at the intersection of Shipquay Street and Union Hall Place, on the right when traveling west on Shipquay Street. Click for map. Marker is on the city wall. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 6LU, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Walled City (here, next to this marker); ... Free, entire and perfect (here, next to this marker); Guildhall Square (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Demi-culverin Cannon (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Demi-culverin Cannon (a few steps from this marker);
Shipquay Gate and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. Shipquay Gate and Marker
Looking southwest
Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary (within shouting distance of this marker); Michael Browning (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Derry's Walls. (Submitted on December 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Walls of Derry. (Submitted on December 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Derry City Walls. (Submitted on December 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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