Search now on for fourth gate

PUBLISHED: 10:23 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 15 June 2010

Copper Castle - gateway to Honiton. Ref: P4206-16-07TI

Copper Castle - gateway to Honiton. Ref: P4206-16-07TI

HONITON'S third tollgate should be put back at Copper Castle according councillors on the town s policy committee. The gate, which was found in 2002, has not been returned to its original site because of concerns over how it can be secured.

HONITON'S third tollgate should be put back at Copper Castle according councillors on the town's policy committee.

The gate, which was found in 2002, has not been returned to its original site because of concerns over how it can be secured.

However, town councillors have said they want the gate restored to its original position at the top of Kings Road.

The committee, which met on Monday, February 25, recommended that Honiton Town Council write to East Devon District Council, which had raised the concerns, to pursue the matter again.

The site once had four gates but, in recent years, only two have been in place.

The discovery of the third gate, in 2002, led to hopes that all four could be reunited but to date the fourth one remains elusive.

Honiton Town Council would like to hear from anyone who has or knows the whereabouts of the fourth gate to allow the historic gateway to be restored.

Anyone with information about the missing gate should call the council office on (01404) 42957.


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