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LANDPORT GATE

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The main entrance to fortified Portsmouth and the only gateway to survive on its original site. The gate's design has been attributed to Nicholas Hawksmoor and was constructed after his death in 1760. It is a simple, rusticated stone arch surmounted by a fine octagonal turret, and formed part of Sir Bernard de Gomme's remodelling of Portsmouth's defences. The inner gateway led through the ramparts into the town. Beyond it, but now destroyed, lay an outer gate through the ravelin.The gate is in the care of English Heritage.

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