Ely Porta - Gateway to Ely Monastery

The Porta or Walpole`s Gate, after Prior Walpole, dates from the 14th century.

Several yards further down the Gallery you will come to the Ely Porta or Walpole Gate. This was once the main entrance to the monastery and through it have passed travellers, pilgrims, monarchs and other nobility over many centuries. The gate was begun in 1396, completed in 1417 and is now part of the King's School, a public school.

 

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