This is Kaleyards gate built in 1275 when the Cathedral was an Abbey. The Monks used this gate to access their Vegetable garden outside the walls and locked it each evening. The gate is of such a size that a Knight on horseback was unable to enter. Well you wouldn`t want Boris to ride in and take over as Mayor. Over 700 years later the gate is still locked each night.
(US readers; Boris is Mayor of London.)
|Jaq up on the walls above Kaleyards gate. The cathedral is to the left inside the city walls.|
|Steps over Eastgate arch|
|The Eastgate arch was built in 1768 and replaced a medieval gate.|
|View from the clock along Eastgate street.|
The clock was set in motion on Queen Victoria`s 80th birthday in 1899 after missing the date of her Diamond jubilee. I wonder if someone ended up in the Tower of London after that mess up.