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P number: P006804
Old photograph number: A11289
Caption: Strand Gate, Winchelsea, East Sussex.
Description: The walled hill town of Winchelsea formed one of the new towns of the Cinque Ports of south-east England sited along the eastern end of the English Channel. This imposing gateway formed part of the town defences, constructed to combat frequent raids by the French. It was built in the 13th century using the locally quarried Lower Cretaceous Tilgate Stone. The eastern gate of the old walled town of Winchelsea, dating from the 13th century is constructed of rubblestone blocks of the local Tilgate Stone. Most of the older buildings that survive together with the remaining town walls were built of this same sandstone. A number of fine-grained sandstones occur within the Wadhurst Clay Formation in the Hastings area. One of these, the Tilgate Stone, was widely worked for building stone in the Winchesea area.
Date taken: 01/01/1967
Photographer: Jeffery, C.J.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from JIDI the JISC Image Digitization Initiative
X longitude/easting: 590680
Y latitude/northing: 117410
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 313.99 KB; 1000 x 797 pixels; 85 x 67 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 211 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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