Morice Gate, Morice Yard

There are two external gates providing access to Morice Yard: the North Gate, at the bottom of New Passage Hill and Morice Gate, this one, in Queen Street.

This is a Google image (2009) of Morice Gates viewed from Ordnance Street.

Morice Gate, plus the two Gatehouses and the attached dockyard walls are all listed by English Heritage as Grade II*. These buildings/gates were constructed nearly 300 years ago, circa 1720-1724 (the red brick buildings at right were built during the 1990s)

Compared with another military gate in Devonport, the Raglan Gatehouse, Morice Gate is quite plain. This close-up view shows the original wrought-ironwork and lamp, and one of the small guns that were placed atop each pier in recent years (believed by author to have been placed there sometime between 1965-1990 - but if you know differently I'd be pleased to hear from you)

(Page added February 2012)