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10 May 2011

Walk through the Hibbert Gate

The Hibbert Gate, at the Western end of West India Quay, is a replica of the original main entrance to the Quay, which had to be removed in 1932 because it blocked traffic. The replica was installed in 2000, as part of the refurbishment of the area to mark 200 years since the formation of the Quay.

The original gate had been installed in 1803, and was topped off with a model of a sailing ship called 'The Hibbert', which traded between London and the West Indies during the 18th and 19th Centuries. The current model was designed by artist Leo Stevenson.

Thought it is at an end of the docks which doesn't have a lot of thoroughfare, the arch is very striking and makes quite an impression. For more information, click here.

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