The Fences and Gates ClipArt gallery offers 52 illustrations of various fences, gates, and gateways.

In the center of Bury St. Edmunds lies the remains of an abbey, surrounded by the Abbey Gardens, a park. The abbey is a shrine to Saint Edmund, the Saxon King of the East Angles, who was killed by the Danes in AD 869. The town grew around Bury St. Edmunds Abbey, a site of pilgrimage, and developed into a flourishing cloth-making town by the 14th century.

Abbey Gate, Bury St. Edmunds

In the center of Bury St. Edmunds lies the remains of an abbey, surrounded by the Abbey Gardens, a park.…

"A projecting watchtower, or other advanced work, before the gate of a castle or fortified town. The term Barbican was more specially applied to the outwork intended to defend the drawbridge, which in moden fortifications is called the tete du pont." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Barbican

"A projecting watchtower, or other advanced work, before the gate of a castle or fortified town. The…

A projecting watch tower, or other advanced work, before the gate of a castle or fortified town. The term barbican was more especially applied to the outwork intended to defend the drawbridge, which in modern fortifications is called the <em>tete du pont</em>.

Barbican

A projecting watch tower, or other advanced work, before the gate of a castle or fortified town. The…

"Gate-tower or Barbican, Walmgate Bar, York, England. In medieval fortification, a tower built beside or over a gate, as of a city, etc., for the purpose of defending the passage." -Whitney, 1911

Barbican of Walmgate Bar

"Gate-tower or Barbican, Walmgate Bar, York, England. In medieval fortification, a tower built beside…

Long pieces of wood, metal, or other solid mater, used for a hindrance or obstruction, or a fence.

Bars

Long pieces of wood, metal, or other solid mater, used for a hindrance or obstruction, or a fence.

Two boys putting a donkey in his fenced in area.

Boys and Donkey

Two boys putting a donkey in his fenced in area.

Canterbury Cathedral.

Green Court Gate

Canterbury Cathedral.

Canterbury Cathedral.

Christ Gate

Canterbury Cathedral.

Towers of the West Gate at Canterbury Cathedral.

Towers of the West Gate

Towers of the West Gate at Canterbury Cathedral.

An illustration of a city gate in York during the fourteenth century illustrating Gothic architecture. The city gate was used to control access and exit of the city during the middle ages.

Gothic Architecture City Gate

An illustration of a city gate in York during the fourteenth century illustrating Gothic architecture.…

A colonial gate in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Colonial Gate

A colonial gate in Charleston, South Carolina.

An illustration of a garden entrance leading up to a small house.

Garden Entrance

An illustration of a garden entrance leading up to a small house.

"The Italian city of Volterra still preserves in the Porta dell' Arco an interesting relic of Ertuscan times. The archway, one of the original gates of the ancient town, is about twenty feet in height and twelve feet in width. On the keystone and imposts are three curious heads, probably representing the guardian deities of the place."—Webster, 1913

An Ertuscan Arch

"The Italian city of Volterra still preserves in the Porta dell' Arco an interesting relic of Ertuscan…

In these Etruscan buildings traces are to be found of the arch; as, for instance, in the Gate of Volterra and other gates at Perugia; so also in the Cloacæ at Rome, of which the Cloaca Maxima is 20 feet broad. These are sewers which were intended to render the marshy district between the hills of Rome inhabitable. They were constructed in the reign of Tarquinius Superbus, at the beginning of the sixth century B.C.

Etruscan Arch at Perugia

In these Etruscan buildings traces are to be found of the arch; as, for instance, in the Gate of Volterra…

An illustration of a barbed wire fence.

Barbed Wire Fence

An illustration of a barbed wire fence.

"Procure pickets two inches wide, by half an inch thick, and six feet long; nail them to two rails, three inches square and twelve feet long; at each end of every rail, U-shaped pieces of stout hoop-iron (hogshead iron is best) are fastened by screws, so as to form staples, through which posts seven feet long and two and a half inches in diameter, pointed at both ends, are thrust and set firmly in the ground." &mdash; Harcourt, 1889

Picket fence

"Procure pickets two inches wide, by half an inch thick, and six feet long; nail them to two rails,…

A thin, human-constructed barrier which separates two pieces of land or a house perimeter

Wire Fence

A thin, human-constructed barrier which separates two pieces of land or a house perimeter

"Fortified gate of a medieval castle...(A) the moat; (B) the drawbridge; (C) the portcullis." -Breasted, 1914

Fortified Gate

"Fortified gate of a medieval castle...(A) the moat; (B) the drawbridge; (C) the portcullis." -Breasted,…

The Formal Garden is a one of many drawings of gardens that was illustrated by landscape artist Inigo Thomas. This illustration shows the garden gate of Avebury in Wiltshire, England.

The Formal Garden

The Formal Garden is a one of many drawings of gardens that was illustrated by landscape artist Inigo…

An illustration of a iron gate.

Gate

An illustration of a iron gate.

The grame of timber which closes a passageway.

Gate

The grame of timber which closes a passageway.

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence.

Gate

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence.

The gate at Herculaneum. Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town famous for being preserved along with Pompeii.

Gate at Herculaneum

The gate at Herculaneum. Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town famous for being preserved along with…

The original gate of St. Augustine, Florida.

Gate of St. Augustine

The original gate of St. Augustine, Florida.

A movable barrier in a fence or wall.

Agricultural Gate

A movable barrier in a fence or wall.

A city gate.

City Gate

A city gate.

A structure that can be swung, drawn, or lowered to block an entrance or a passageway.

Fencing Gate

A structure that can be swung, drawn, or lowered to block an entrance or a passageway.

This is a versatile wire gate, witch the common purpose of dividing a piece of land.

Wire Gate

This is a versatile wire gate, witch the common purpose of dividing a piece of land.

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence. Gates may prevent or control entry, or exit or they may be merely decorative.

Wooden Locking Gate

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence. Gates may prevent…

Dur-Sharrukin ("Fortress of Sargon"), present day Khorsabad, was the Assyrian capital in the time of Sargon II of Assyria. Khorsabad is a village in northern Iraq, 15 km northeast of Mosul, which is still today inhabited by Assyrians.

Khorsabad Palace Gate

Dur-Sharrukin ("Fortress of Sargon"), present day Khorsabad, was the Assyrian capital in the time of…

A device for holding a door, gate, or the like, closed, consisting basically of a bar falling or sliding into a catch, groove, hole, etc.

Gate Latch

A device for holding a door, gate, or the like, closed, consisting basically of a bar falling or sliding…

A man entering a gate with a balloon, with a boy running towards him.

Man and boy

A man entering a gate with a balloon, with a boy running towards him.

Merton College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Its foundation can be traced back to the 1260s when Walter de Merton, chancellor to Henry III and later to Edward I, first drew up statutes for an independent academic community and established endowments to support it. The southern gateway is surmounted by a tower of the four Orders, probably inspired by Italian examples that Warden Savile would have seen on his European travels.

Gate of Merton College, Oxford

Merton College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Its foundation…

An illustration of a monk giving a poor beggar a bowl of food on the steps of the monastery.

Monastery Gate

An illustration of a monk giving a poor beggar a bowl of food on the steps of the monastery.

"The "Lion Gate" at Mycenae" — Morey, 1903

Mycenae

"The "Lion Gate" at Mycenae" — Morey, 1903

"Gate of Mycenae, the City of Agamemnon."—Colby, 1899

Gate of Mycenae

"Gate of Mycenae, the City of Agamemnon."—Colby, 1899

An old Spanish gate in St. Augustine, Florida.

Old Spanish Gate

An old Spanish gate in St. Augustine, Florida.

Palace Gate, outside. This is one of the most beautiful gates of the city, and opens toward the St. Charles, on the northern side of the town. A strong guard-house is seen at the left, pierced for muskets to defend the entrance. Immediately adjoining this gate are the artillery barracks. The gate is at the northern extremity of Palace Street, one of the broadest in the city, and "so named," says Hawkins, "from the circumstances that it led out to the Intendant's house, or palace, which stood on the beach of the St. Charles, where the queen's wool-yard now is."

Palace Gate

Palace Gate, outside. This is one of the most beautiful gates of the city, and opens toward the St.…

Palace Gate, inside. This sketch is a view from within Palace Street, looking out upon the open country beyond the St. Charles. The river, with a few masts, is seen just over the top of the gate. Adjoining the gate, on the right, is seen a portion of the guard-house.

Palace Gate

Palace Gate, inside. This sketch is a view from within Palace Street, looking out upon the open country…

School gate.

Pictorial banner

School gate.

"Porta San Paolo" — Young, 1901

Porta San Paolo

"Porta San Paolo" — Young, 1901

A strong grating of timber or iron, somewhat resembling a harrow, made to slide in vertical grooves in the jambs of an enterance gate of a fortified place.

Portcullis

A strong grating of timber or iron, somewhat resembling a harrow, made to slide in vertical grooves…

"Gopura, or gate pyramid to a Hindu temple." —D'Anvers, 1895

Gate pyramid

"Gopura, or gate pyramid to a Hindu temple." —D'Anvers, 1895

This railing is made out of wrought iron. It has a spike like design that is similar to flower buds at the top and center of each shaft.

Railing

This railing is made out of wrought iron. It has a spike like design that is similar to flower buds…

Soldiers standing at a gate

Soldiers

Soldiers standing at a gate

This is the only building to survive. It was built c.1365 after its predecessor had been destroyed in the great storm of 1362. Originally the roof was of lower pitch than that of today and covered in lead.

St. Alban's Monastery Gate

This is the only building to survive. It was built c.1365 after its predecessor had been destroyed in…

St. John's Gate, outside.

St. John's Gate

St. John's Gate, outside.

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs and terminate above in the from of a cupola. Rows of small cupolas stand out from the roofs of the stages. The walls of these stages are covered in a bewildering way with pilasters and niches, with intricately cut cornices, with varied intersecting mouldings, and with manifold and fantastic embellishments and carvings. Here is the entrance gate of the temple at Chillimbaram.

Temple of Chillimbaram Entrance Elevation

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs…

Chinese structures have nothing durable about them, for perishable wood forms an essential element in their construction, and they were more remarkable for their elegance and slender proportions than for their vast dimensions. The roofs are especially characteristic, the most striking peculiarity being that they are always curved, and have figures on them in high relief, as well as at the corners, from which hang bells, and that they are decorated with all kinds of embellishments, such as gilt dragons, and other fantastic carvings.

Entrance-Gate to the Temple of Confucius at Shanghai

Chinese structures have nothing durable about them, for perishable wood forms an essential element in…

This image depicts a man and a donkey walking under The Tower of Justice, the original entrance gate to the Alhambra. The Alhambra is a fortress in Granada, Spain that was built in 1348 by Yusuf I.

The Tower of Justice

This image depicts a man and a donkey walking under The Tower of Justice, the original entrance gate…

The name Traitors' Gate has been used since the early seventeenth century, prisoners were brought by barge along the Thames, passing under London Bridge, where the heads of recently executed prisoners were displayed on pikes. Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas More, Queen Catherine Howard, and Anne Boleyn's daughter, Elizabeth I, all entered the Tower by Traitors' Gate.

Traitor's Gate, Tower of London

The name Traitors' Gate has been used since the early seventeenth century, prisoners were brought by…

"The wind has blown the gate quite open wide; / To shut it, no one will step aside: / 'I have no business with another's gate,' / So thus the selfish man will surely prate: / An open gate, the cattle soon find out, / And trample in with hogs who root about; / A motley drove now wander o'er the ground, / And desolation, is seen around."—Barber, 1857

What is Everybody's Business is Nobody's Business

"The wind has blown the gate quite open wide; / To shut it, no one will step aside: / 'I have no business…