Public Rights of Way. (Footpaths and Bridleways)

More types of Gate

 
Photograph of a public footpath and simple gate   A simple footpath gate.

This type of gate is very simple and is often self-closing. You should, however, make sure that it is closed after passing through. The footpath beyond can be seen as a worn strip crossing the field towards the house in the distance.

 

 

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Photograph of a public footpath and swivelling gate   A Tapsel swivelling gate.

This type of gate is unique to the county of Sussex and has a central pivot upon which it can rotate through 90 degrees in either direction before coming to a stop at two fixed points.

This type of gate was named after a Sussex family of bell-founders, one of whom invented it in the late eighteenth century. Only six examples survive, all within a 10-mile radius of Lewes, the county town of Sussex.

 

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