SO9666 : The Gate Hangs Well (3) - sign, Woodgate Road, Woodgate near Stoke Prior

taken 7 years ago, near to Woodgate, Worcestershire, Great Britain

The Gate Hangs Well (3) - sign, Woodgate Road, Woodgate near Stoke Prior
The Gate Hangs Well (3) - sign, Woodgate Road, Woodgate near Stoke Prior
The name is common in the Midlands, and sometimes found as The Hanging Gate and The Gate Hangs High. It is thought to be connected to a pub's proximity to a church gate, toll gate or town gate, so perhaps there was a toll gate around here in the past. The sign in rural areas is sometimes a miniature five barred gate. In this case, a five barred gate is depicted on the sign. On some signs there is also a verse, usually "The gate hangs well, and hinders none. Refresh and pay, and travel on". Originally the none was non and presumably the old pronunciation meant it rhymed with on.

SO9666 : The Gate Hangs Well (1), Woodgate Road, Woodgate near Stoke Prior.
SO9666 : The Gate Hangs Well (2), Woodgate Road, Woodgate near Stoke Prior.
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Saturday, 21 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 21 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 966 663 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.6999N 2:3.0589W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 966 663
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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