National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Byster gate statues


Type Sculpture

     Two badly weathered medieval figures which appear to have been knights is armour.
     'Although all the city gates were demolished at the end of the eighteenth century, the two statues which stood above Byster's Gate have survived and were recently sold at auction' (1) Byster's Gate (originally Bye Street Gate) was one of 6 gates in the old fortified town of Hereford, the gates dated back to the twelfth century. There is an illustration of the gate with the statues in situ in Shoesmith (2)

Contributor details

Contributor Role
unknown, None Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
HEheHExx004 BM
General condition Not Visible
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
Structural condition
Road no longer sited
Precise location None
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design thirteenth century
Year of unveiling c
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care ? Sold at auction "recently" 1992
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Don't know

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