This name is usually applied to the particular postern gate at the end of Blue Anchor Lane which dates from the 14th century. Other postern gates survive in whole or in part:
1) East of York Buildings, near Polymond Tower, from the 14th century.
2) South end of Bugle Street on the west side, i.e. immediately south of the Royal Southern Yacht Club building. Only the base remains of a 14th or 15th century gateway, probably the Wool Gate leading to the Wool Bridge.
3) The Biddles Gate Postern has only traces of its tower remaining.
Other posterns since disappeared are the Friars' Postern and the south postern of the Castle. The two Bargate posterns date from the late 18th century.

Postern Lane
A medieval name for what is now Blue Anchor Lane.


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