Bishopsgate General Facts:
- One of the 7 historic London City Gates through the London defensive wall from Roman times.
- The old location of the gate is opposite where the NatWest Tower now stands.
- William Shakespeare lived in the area in the 1590s.
- Originally built by the Romans.
- The gate takes its name from a 7th century Bishop of London, Eorconweald.
- Eorconweald had the gate rebuilt on the old Roman foundations.
- The gate was rebuilt by the Hansa merchants in 1471.
- Hinges were made for the gate by the bishops of London.
- The final version of the gate was erected in 1735, & later demolished in 1760.
- The gate often displayed the heads of criminals on spikes.
- Goods were transported through this gate.
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