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    Jon Lawrence
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    Granite Gateways by Martin Perryman

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    What is there in a gateway? Usually there are two granite gateposts. Where are they from? How did they get there? Six feet of elongated granite split out of a large boulder, transported on a sleigh and up righted into a hole in the ground. But not before a worker had drilled two holes to insert crocks to hang a gate on. Some granite posts are beautifully dressed others are rough-hewn with ancient slots inserted for horizontal bars (Before metal hangings were invented). As you walk our parish lanes notice these gateways, each one is different. The higher your status the more symmetrical and smart are your gateways. A tribute to a lost art of a very dedicated proud worker.

    Martin Perryman

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