King Jamess and Landport Gates

King Jamess and Landport Gates

Two ornamental gateways, once part of Portsmouth's defences. King James's Gate (of has been moved, but Landport Gate, designed by Hawksmoor.
These two ornamental gateways were once part of Portsmouth's defences. King James's Gate dates to 1687 and has been moved, but Landport Gate, built in.
Two ornamental gateways, once part of Portsmouth's defences. King James's Gate (of has been moved, but Landport Gate remains in it's original.
King Jamess and Landport Gates It features a simple stone arch surmounted by a fine octagonal turret. Read more about the history of the gates. Abbey Lodge Guest House. Free to use on overseas transactions. Two ornamental gateways, once part of Portsmouth's defences. Working at our historic places. The gate is built of Portland stone, and originally stood before a moat, crossed by a drawbridge.

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Not yet an EH member? What to do if you break down. King James's and Landport Gates, Portsmouth. It stood midway along the northern defensive walls enclosing Portsmouth, between Guy's Bastion and Town Mount Bastion. While built primarily for defensive purposes, these elegant town gates stand also as testimony to civic pride, and are rare survivors from this period.