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Warwick West Gate
Warwick West Gate
Warwick West Gate

Warwick West Gate Detail  
     
 
CASTLE NAME: Warwick - West Gate
ITEM NUMBER: WGAT
SIZE: 6.0" H x 6.75" W
PRICE: $1,625.00 with base
LIMITED EDITION: 100
SERIES: Castles of England
STATUS: Retired
 
 
 
Warwick West Gate History  
     

Westgate, once known as the "Hanging Gate", represents a group of buildings comprising the Hospital, Maste's House, Guildhall and the Chapel of St. James. The Chapel, which was built by Thomas Beachamp, 12th Earl of Warwick, is directly over the original West Gate to the City of Warwick. Only the wall and foundations of the Chapel survive from 1383. The Tower was added in 1450. In 1864, buttresses were added to the south side and the East window was cut into what had previously been a blank wall. When the Chapel was being restored the stones of a Norman Arch were discovered under the floor. This arch was believed to be the Chancel arch of the original Anglo-Saxon Church built above the Westgate and first mentioned in 1123. The stones were pieced together and the arch was re-erected in the garden of the Master's House...

 
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