TQ2550 : Reigate Castle Gateway

taken 7 years ago, near to Reigate, Surrey, Great Britain

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Reigate Castle Gateway
Reigate Castle Gateway
Although built on the site of the former Reigate Castle, it is not part of it - instead it is a folly (grade II listed - see LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) for listing particulars), built in 1777 by a Richard Barnes (although the stone used, Reigate stone, was probably scavenged from the castle remains).

There are two inscriptions on it, one in Latin, the other an English translation reading: "To save the memory of William Earl Warren who in old days dwelt here, and was a loyal champion of our liberties from perishing like his own castle by the ravages of time, Richard Barnes at his own expense erected this gateway in the year 1777". (William de Warrenne was the original builder of the castle, in 1088).

This is the upper level running at right angles to the view in TQ2550 : Reigate Castle gateway. Through it can be seen the Castle Grounds, with the pyramid marking the former entrance to the Barons' Cave (see TQ2550 : Castle Grounds for closer view).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 1 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Paths  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 252 503 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.3153N 0:12.4230W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 252 503
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Castle Gateway  Grade II Listed  Castle Grounds  Barons Cave 

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