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Christ Church Gate

 

It has proved difficult to fit Christ Church Gate into any of the other style categories.  In view of its importance it appears here separately.  It is amongst the earliest in England to show Renaissance features.

 

Christ Church Gate was completed around 1521 - despite the misleading 1507 (in Latin) on the face of the gate.  The vertical panels, pilaster and capitals on the front  of the gate arguably represent the first signs of Renaissance architecture in England.

 

 

 

 

 

Christ Church gate

heraldic devices

Statue of Christ Blessing in bronze by Klaus Ringwald 1992

arch and vaulting inside the gateway

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