The old gate, high up on the footpath to Threshthwaite Crag, a long way up from Troutbeck Park, had degenerated into a ramshacke old stile. It needed replacing! The gate gives access through a wall that once formed part of a deer park enclosure.
|An image of the old gate. Very difficult for walkers to negotiate especially with dogs!|
A new 2' 6" gate was brought up by landrover along the Roman road that leads onto High Street.....to get as close as possible to the site.
A suitable flat stone was found on site, and chiselled out for the bottom gate bracket to pivot on.
The hole in the old stone top was far to big for the top gate hanger.
The answer was to use an off cut from an old fence post to fit the gap; the centre was then
drilled out to allow for a good fit for the top gate bracket.
A close up of the "made for the job" offcut with the drilled out centre.
The bottom bracket ready to be fitted to the gate.
The gate needed to be a "self closer". We had an old length of chain and a drilled out stone that we thought would come in handy. We were right! A suitable "anchor stone" was located nearby and levered into position.
ONLY THE GATE WAS NEW! EVERYTHING ELSE WAS RECYCLED OR FOUND ON SITE!