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posted 02-03-2001 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
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Unknown postcard, would welcome any idea's as to site. All though British made card, might it be French ?

Philip Davis
posted 02-03-2001 12:31 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Quite a puzzle. I wonder if Richmond had a ditch which has been filled in. Certainly the modern approach to the gate has no ditch. I can't find any photo's of the gate of Richmond from the front but it fits the general discription but with no identifed picture to compair with it's not possible to be sure. I feel it's unlikely but it is the only English castle I can think of.

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posted 02-04-2001 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for A Knight   Click Here to Email A Knight     Edit/Delete Message
Looks to me very much like the gate to the upper bailey at Chepstow Castle taken from the South-West Tower. Similar view on p.43 of 1991 edition of guidebook - the bridge is now wooden.

Andy Knight

Philip Davis
posted 02-04-2001 05:27 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I thought I'd seen the view. Andy is clearly quite right. Putlog holes match exactly.

posted 02-08-2001 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you gentlemen.
Must be 20+ years since I visited that gate.
Will have to dig my old pic's out for a recap.
Are you ready for the next one ?

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