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A watergate (or water gate) is a fortified gate, leading directly from a castle or town wall directly on to a quay, river side or harbour. In mediaeval times it enabled people and supplies to reach the castle or fortification directly from the water, and equally allowed those within the castle direct access to water transport.Marilyn Stokstad, ''Medieval Castles'', p.175
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Examples

* Bristol Castle * Newport Castle * Southampton Castle * The Traitors' Gate at the Tower of London

See also

*Irrigation gate

References

Category:Types of gates Category:Castle architecture Category:City walls {{castle-stub