Building the Gate

Beverley Gate Research

As part of the Heritage Project that I am taking part in, one of my jobs was to construct Beverley Gate, the entrance to Hull where Sir John Hotham halted King Charles II’s entrance into the city in April 1642.

There are no reliable or accurate images of Beverley Gate at the time that we are building the city, which means I am Going to have to use artistic licence in some places in order to build the gate.

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This is an image of page 9 of the book “The Archaeology of the Beverley Gate, Hull, Interim Report”, which gives the estimated measurements for the Gate, which is extremely helpful due to the lack of accurate images of the gate.

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Image of the Layout of Beverley Gate in 1642, from a placard next to the excavation site. This diagram was extremely helpful in deciding on the Layout of the gate to be modelled.

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Beverley Gate Design

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Beverley Gate Creation

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Bottom of the front Gate
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Top of the front Gate
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Left Side Buttresses
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Right side Buttresses (Mirrored from Left Buttress)
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Battlements on the top of the gate, and Buttress toppers
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Sides of the Gate (Cloned from front Battlements)
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Battlements extended to fill the sides of the Gate
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Buttresses at the end of the walls
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Guardhouses placed in position, and top floor of the Gate constructed
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Battlements placed at rear of gate, windows cut out and placed in guard towers
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Rear of gate cloned from lower front half of Gate, Guardhouse extended with extra structures
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Drawbridge and Portcullis made, front and back lower half of the gates connected by polys
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Model completed, and plain material applied

Beverley Gate Renders

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Beverley Gate front Rendered
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Beverley Gate back Rendered

Bridge

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References

http://oldhull.co.uk/hull-charles-sir-john-hotham/

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