Originating from the 12th Century and substantially rebuilt in 1409, this fine brick built edifice was once one of a number of gateways surrounding and protecting the town from intruders. It is however the only survivor from this period and was substantially overhauled and renovated in the 17th Century. Alllowing limited access due to the constrained width of the opening, it has seen the development of the town over more than 800 years since being initially constructed and it is amazing that it survives at all, let alone in such fine condition! Even the local EYMS double decker buses were built in the gothic shape of the opening to enable them to enter and exit through this part of the town, now substantially bypassed. A Grade 1 Listed Building, it is maintained by English Heritage and others and is on the National Heritage Register for England. And it can still be used for its original function in securing the town, should this be necessary! An absolute must when visiting the fine Historic Town of Beverley!
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