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Launceston in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Gate

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
1. The Gate Marker
Inscription.  
The Gate
There was a strongly defended gate here in the 13th century. The slot for the portcullis and the deep socket for the stout timber beams which secured the door can be seen in the wall behind you.
To your right, steps within the thickness of the wall led up to the battlements.
 
Location. 50° 38.248′ N, 4° 21.686′ W. Marker is in Launceston, England, in Cornwall County. Marker is at the intersection of Western Road and Dockey, on the left when traveling north on Western Road. Touch for map. Located at Launceston Castle. Marker is in this post office area: Launceston, England PL15 7DR, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Earl’s Chamber (a few steps from this marker); Shell Keep (a few steps from this marker); The Landscape (a few steps from this marker); The development of the Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Keep (within shouting distance of this marker); Dooms-Dale Launceston Castle (within
The Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
2. The Gate Marker
shouting distance of this marker); North Gate House (within shouting distance of this marker); gorseth kernow (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Launceston.
 
Also see . . .  English Heritage - Launceston Castle. (Submitted on October 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
The Gate image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
3. The Gate
The sockets for the timber beams are visible on this side
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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