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

New Gate

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

In 1787 the walls were breached for the first time to improve access to the city centre. It is said that the gate was built to cope with crowds flocking to the New Theatre in Artillery Street but was closed in 1799 due to complaints from the audience that the noise outside disturbed the performance. The gate was reopened and widened in the 1860s.

 
Location. 54° 59.631′ N, 7° 19.29′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. Touch for map. Marker is on the outside City Wall at New Gate, through which London Street passes. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 6RG, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Demi-culverin Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); St Columb's Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferryquay Gate (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Demi-culverin Cannon (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Ferryquay Gate (about 120 meters away); The Walled City (about 120 meters away); Church Bastion (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
 
Also see . . .
New Gate and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. New Gate and Marker
From outside the City Wall

1. Derry's Walls - The Gates. (Submitted on January 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The City Gates of Derry. (Submitted on January 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Derry-Londonderry. (Submitted on January 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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New Gate From Outside City Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
3. New Gate From Outside City Wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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