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Walmgate Bar

The barbican from inside.

Walmgate Bar is the most complete of the four main medieval gateways to the city, it is the only bar to retain its barbican, portcullis and inner doors. 

Its oldest part is a 12th century stone archway, the walled barbican at the front dates from the 14th century, the wooden gates from the 15th century and the timber-framed building on the inside from the 16th century.

It was burned by rebels in 1489 and battered by cannon during the siege of 1644.


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