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The South Gate

All photographs Copyright 2006 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

 

Below: view of the South Gate leading to the Fountain Court at Raglan.

 

This gate was built by Sir William ap Thomas in the first half of the 15th century. However, the construction of the Great Gate a few years later by Sir William Herbert relegated the southern entrance to the role of more private access to the principal apartments. The gate had double doors at the end of the short passage, and was originally defended by a portcullis and drawbridge over the ditch outside, which was replaced by the present fixed bridge in the 16th century. The bridge gave access to the bowling Green. The vault over the passage has beautiful surviving fan vaulting. In one corner of the ground floor there is a stair to the upper floors and to the south-east range.

 

Below: view of the South Gate from the Fountain Court.

 

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