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This is Westgate; from Walking the Cathedral Cities of England by Rowland Mead: "Of the eight gates around the city walls, this was the most important - it guarded the road to London, along which most of the pilgrims came - and has been rebuilt many times. The present Westgate dates from 1381.... In the old days the Westgate contained a drawbridge and a portcullis, and was closed at night: pilgrims who did not reach the city in time had to sleep outside the walls - hence the many inns beyond the gate.... It is claimed that the term to 'canter' originated when pilgrims spurred their horses on at 'Canterbury pace' to reach the city before the gate came down."

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