Westgate (HM2E1W)

Location: , England RG24 9DH Hampshire
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 16.891', W 1° 4.56'

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The Westgate, built in c. 1380 on the site of a Roman gate, is one of the finest surviving medieval gateways in Britain and one of the first major fortifications to incorporate facilities for guns. Though built as a fortification against the French during the Hundred Years' War, the gate was used as the city prison until 1829. The Westgate now houses a museum and small exhibition illustrating the city defences. From the battlements there are superb views of the suburb of St Dunstan's to the west, the line of the walls extending north and south and the main street of the town to the east. A more detailed history of the gate can be found through the passageway on the right, beyond the river.
( the text is aslo presented in French, German and Spanish )
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Westgate and the new gaol, c.1870.
HM NumberHM2E1W
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Date Added Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 634182 N 5682889
Decimal Degrees51.28151667, -1.07600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 16.891', W 1° 4.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 16' 53.46" N, 1° 4' 33.6" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Shakespeare Rd, England RG24 9DH, GB
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