Westgate Street is a street of medieval origin leading from Bugle Street down to, and named after, the West Gate. In the medieval town a number of important buildings were situated in the street, including the Tin Cellar and Linen Hall. Bugle House was on the corner of Westgate Street and Bugle Street. By the late 19th century Georgian and Victorian buildings had replaced the medieval structures. A group of three houses have survived: no.8 Westgate Street (image 2), situated just north of the West Gate, is of Georgian origin and is now Grade II listed. Nos 9-10 (image 2), originally two separate dwellings but now knocked into one, are early 19th century and also listed.

1. Westgate Street

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A lithograph from Thomas Skelton, 1830.

2 8-10 Westgate Street

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Photograph 2015.


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