Passage between Cumberland Street/Elbow Lane and Sanvey Gate

Passage between Cumberland Street/Elbow Lane and Sanvey Gate

The town fortifications consisted of a ditch and a bank upon which the wall stood. When these were filled in, either for building or for planting fruit trees, all that remained was a gentle rise in the level of the ground. There are still places in the city where a rise in level indicates the sometime presence of the town bank and ditch. One is the quite marked rise in Butt Close Lane and another the more gentle slope from Eastgates to High Street. This photograph shows another: a narrow passage way between Cumberland Street/Elbow Lane and the lower level of Sanvey Gate.