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

Ferryquay Gate

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

This gate was built in 1865 on the site of one of the four original entrances to the city. Like Bishop's Gate it had a drawbridge, which could be pulled up in times of troubles, to allow people to cross the dry moat. This was the gate that the Apprentice Boys locked in December, 1688. The carved heads are of Governor George Walker and Rev James Gordon who urged the citizens to refuse to admit James II's troops.

 
Location. 54° 59.678′ N, 7° 19.199′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. Marker is on Carlisle Road / Ferryquay Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is on the City Wall, adjacent to Ferryquay Gate, and north opposite the Foyleside Shopping Centre. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 6XY, 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); a different marker also named Ferryquay Gate (a few steps from this marker); Demi-culverin Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Newgate Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Bastion
Ferryquay Gate and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. Ferryquay Gate and Markers
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Newmarket Street (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named Demi-culverin Cannon (about 90 meters away); New Gate (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Derry's Walls - The Gates. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Derry-Londonderry, Ireland. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Siege of Derry (1689). (Submitted on January 4, 2014, 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 294 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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