Bishop's Gate

Bishop's Gate (HM1CHT)

Location: Londonderry, Northern Ireland 82212 Derry
Country: United Kingdom
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N 54° 59.622', W 7° 19.49'

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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.
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 7:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 607169 N 6095373
Decimal Degrees54.99370000, -7.32483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 59.622', W 7° 19.49'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 59' 37.32" N, 7° 19' 29.40" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 Bishop Street Within, Londonderry Northern Ireland 82212, GB
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