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South East View of the Abbey Gate at Alban

South East View of the Abbey Gate at Alban

Artist: Carter, John

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 49.w

Length: 19.2

Width: 16.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of the Abbey Gate of St Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire. In 1357 the crown gave permission for the Abbey at St Albans to 'crenellate' and in effect become a castle. A stong, thick curtain wall was built around the Abbey and the gate formed part of this. The gate in this picture was built in about 1365 after an earlier gate here had been destroyed in a storm in 1362. The Abbey gate was used as the Abbots prison. The gate is the only remaining building which dates from this period.

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