Category:Park Gate, Queens Park

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  Brighton Parks and Gardens  50.823184 , -0.126792 coordinates: 50.823184 , -0.126792

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Park Gate is Queen's Park's second arched gateway, and is referred to after the name of the road that leads up to it from the South, Park Street. The continuation of the road beyond the gate is South Avenue.

Park Gate is a "cut down" version of Egremont Gate, smaller and less grand, but keeping the same basic design of a central road arch flanked by two smaller portals for pedestrians. The way that Park Gate is set back from the road passing its front creates a semicircular space, which makes the gate seem a little more impressive than it might otherwise look, which makes one wonder why Egremont Gate doesn't do something similar.

Inscriptions:

Bold raised letters above the main archway, Park Gate:

QUEENS PARK

THE GIFT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE BRIGHTON RACE STAND ALDERMAN HENRY ABBEY

ALDERMAN, JOHN L. BRIGDEN J.P. ALDERMAN RIDLEY J.P. AND WILLIAM SEYMOUR

BURROWS ESQUIRE TO THE INHABITANTS OF BRIGHTON. MDCCCXC ~

(the Roman numerals translate as "1890")

Lettering inset into the panel above the right-hand pedestrian entranceway, Park Gate:

THE HOVE & BRIGHTON

URBAN CONSERVATION BOARD

SUPPORTED BY ENGLISH HERITAGE

AND THE FRIENDS OF QUEENS PARK

RESTORED THIS ARCH 1994


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