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WOLSEY'S WEST FRONT TO HAMPTON COURT AND THE TROPHY GATES

WOLSEY'S WEST FRONT TO HAMPTON COURT AND THE TROPHY GATES

The great gateway, approached by a bridge over the moat, and the buildings immediately on either hand were the work of the great Cardinal. The wings, on the other hand, were added by Henry VIII, 1535-36. The king also added the moat and the bridge over it. This moat was filled in about 1690, and only restored in 1909-10. The Trophy Gates (top) form the usual entrance to the palace. The Lion and the Unicorn bear each a shield emblazoned with the arms of George II. The buildings to the left are barracks put up in the time of Charles II.

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