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Christchurch Gateway, Canterbury

Description: Christchurch Gateway

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 December 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 170460

OS Grid Reference: TR1498457860
OS Grid Coordinates: 614984, 157860
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2793, 1.0812

Location: Sun Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2HW

Locality: Canterbury
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT1 2HW

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Listing Text

(North East Side)

Christchurch Gateway
TR 1457 NE 4/23 3.12.49.


The entrance to the Cathedral Precincts. Built in 1517 and restored by Caroe
in the 1930s. 3 storeys ragstone and artificial stone. A square building
with octagonal turrets Lierne-vaulted ground noon entered through a wide
4-centred arch and a foot arch. Rooms on 2 storeys above the vault. The
lower floor has bands of shields on quatrefoils, the upper floor has half-length
angels carrying shields. The heraldic shields commemorate Prince Asthur,
the eldest son of Henry VII who died in 1502. The wooden doors are C17.

Nos 23 to 37 (consec) and the Christchurch Gateway form a group.

Listing NGR: TR1498357860

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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