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The Broad Gate

The Broad Gate

The last survivor of Ludlow's seven medieval gates, probably completed about 1270. Despite considerable later rebuilding, the original structure of two drum towers flanking a central passage remains. This can be seen from the south side.

On the north side note the 16th to 18th Century house built over the Gate. There are Gothic crenulations and details probably by Pritchard for Dr Samuel Sprott who died in 1760. He has a monument by Prichard in Ludford Church. Note the portcullis groove and arrow slit under the arch. The Gate arch and the drum towers (cf Edward I's castles in Wales) can be seen from the South elevation.

The West drum tower is now partially obscured by Regency gothic additions of 1824 - 29.