Notes: This is the main gate to St. Augustine's Abbey, rebuilt
by Abbot Fyndon in, they say, 1301.
A large bomb feel nearby in the war and damaged it, so you can
see what looks like new stone mixed with old stone. In the picture
below, for example, compare the two towers which flank the doorway.
I particularly like the stone carvings (see photos below) and the
wooden door with the wonderfully shaped peepholes.
On the next page you can see some old
postcards and photos of the gate. You can also see photos of the
wonderful Renaissance brickwork
on the small gate to the left of Fyndon's gate.
On the next page, see also an evocative
account of the gate itself.