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Description: Water Gate Tower
Date Listed: 14 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 135940
OS Grid Reference: SU4197210976
OS Grid Coordinates: 441972, 110976
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8967, -1.4045
1. TOWN QUAY
Water Gate Tower
(formerly listed as
SU 41 SW 10/244 14.2.69
C14 and C15. The remains of the Watergate, the south gate of the town. Built
of stone rubble. Drum tower of 3 storeys and part of fourth storey with 3
arched windows. Three storey rectangular tower added to west in early C15.
South facade has a central part recessed between buttresses and a parapet
with machicolations resting on 3 stepped corbels.
Remains of garderobes on each floor. Four centred doorway. Late C15 extension
to the north, the west wall retaining a 2 light square-headed window.
Scheduled as an ancient monument.
Listing NGR: SU4207010929
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Source: English Heritage
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