Record Details

NHER Number:26127
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Heigham Gate

Summary

The site of Heigham Gate, part of the city's medieval walled defences, at the junction of Westwick Street, Barn Road and Heigham Street. Also known as Hell Gate and Blake or Black Gate, it was a postern, only capable of admitting small carts. It was repaired in 1742, but had been demolished by the mid 19th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 22515 09078
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Junction of Westwick Street, Barn Road and Heigham Street.
This gate was a postern only capable of admitting small carts. It was anciently called Hell Gate, Blake or Black Gate. 'Portae Inferni'.

Fitch Gates (1861). 5. Henri III (1221) mention of common way leading from the gate called Blake Gate to the river.

1742. Repaired.

Demolished before (S1) did his illustrations.

E. B. Green (NCM).

Monument Types

  • GATE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOWN DEFENCES (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Publication: Ninham, J. and Fitch, R. 1861. Views of Gates of Norwich. pp 17-19. pp 21-22.

Related records

Site 354Parent of: Barn Road (Monument)
Mon 297Parent of: Heigham Gate (Monument)
384Parent of: Norwich City Defences (Monument)

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