Dear Tudor Q&As
Query re City Bars & Gates.
I have a reference to a house that was the last before the city Bar (also written as Barre sometimes). The implication is that the Bar marked the limit of the city boundary. But what exactly was the Bar. Was it an actual structure or a notional boundary?
Could you confirm that the word "Gate" meant road or street as well as gate as we understand it today?
Very many thanks for your help.