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TINTERN ABBEY WATERGATE

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00717g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Site Type : Gatehouse
Period : Medieval
Community : Tintern
NGR : SO53230013
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument , listed building II

Summary :
Beside the Anchor Hotel is a medieval gateway leading to the slipway of the old ferry across the river Wye, one of the two known entrances into the medieval precinct of Tintern Abbey.

Description :
Beside the Anchor Hotel is a medieval gateway leading to the slipway of the old ferry across the river Wye, one of the two known entrances into the medieval precinct of Tintern Abbey.

The remains of the gate take the form of a two-centred arch with sandstone ashlar dressings and double chamfers, set within the precinct wall and facing towards the river. The rear arch is a wider, shallower two-centred arch built out of narrow blocks of sandstone set on edge. The precinct wall continues westwards from the gate to form the south wall of the west wing of the Anchor pub (PRN 09605g).

Sources :
Bowden, R. and Roberts, R. , 2012 , Monastic Sites in Glamorgan and Gwent

Events :
E001377 : Waterfronts in Southeast Wales:phase 2 (year : 2005)
E002119 : Assessment of Monastic Sites in Glamorgan and Gwent (year : 2012)
E004085 : Field Visit to Tintern Abbey Watergate (year : 2012)

Related PRNs : 00713g, 00714g


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