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

Bishop's Gate

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

It was here that James II demanded entry to the city during the 1689 siege. The present gate was built at the suggestion of Bishop Hervey in 1789 to celebrate the centenary of the siege. The head facing Bishop Street represents the river Boyne crowned by a laurel wreath: the date refers to the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The head facing outwards is the river Foyle: the date 1689 and the ship breaking the boom recall the relief of the 1689 siege.
 
Location. 54° 59.622′ N, 7° 19.49′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in Castle Londonderry. Marker is on Bishop Street just north of Orchard Row, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the City Wall exterior, adjacent to the Bishop's Gate. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 6PL, 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 Bishop's Gate (here, next to this marker); Double Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Verbal Arts Centre (within shouting distance of this marker); George Farquhar (within shouting
Bishop's Gate and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. Bishop's Gate and Marker
distance of this marker); a different marker also named Double Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Demi-culverin Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Walled City (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Derry-Londonderry. (Submitted on January 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Siege of Derry (1689). (Submitted on January 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The City Gates of Derry. (Submitted on January 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Bishop's Gate Marker and City Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
3. Bishop's Gate Marker and City Wall
Bishop's Gate - Historical Postcard image. Click for full size.
By A. E. Dickson, circa 1930
4. Bishop's Gate - Historical Postcard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on January 3, 2014.
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