Dartmoor Explorations

A collection of walks, discoveries, insights and pictures of exploring Dartmoor National Park

HEMSWORTHY (WHITE) GATE

Nigel Machin

Hemsworthy 1
Hemsworthy Gate – July 2020
Hemsworthy 2
‘Hemsworthy Gate’ name appears to be a modern OS invention? Its real name has always been ‘White Gate’ – and in the 1925 photo it looks like it was painted white.
Hemsworthy 3
The narrow gate was demolished by US troops in WW2 so they could get tank transporters through. The gatepost you can see in the 1925 picture didn’t go very far – it is now lying in the wall on the north side of the modern wider gateway
Hemsworthy 4
A superimposed 2020 picture on a c1920 postcard. Apart from the cattle grid sign and the road sign post this scene has remained the same.

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