[Warwick West Gate.] 15.[The West Gate of Warwick stands in the High Street close to Lord Leycester's Hospital. It is a strongly vaulted building, and formed part of the town fortification. It was erected by Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, in the reign of Richard II. The iron stanchions of the gate are still to be seen in the walls, and also the badge of the Dudleys-"The Bear and Ragged Staff"-with the motto "Droit et Loyal" between the initials R.L.-Robert Leicester. The tower, from which beautiful views of the Shakespearean villages may be obtained, has an unusually shaped clock face. The building stands next to the old front of the Hospital, and is one of the most picturesque sights of Warwick.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. Image 280 x 260mm. 11 x 10¼"
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