|Distance (N) from Greenwich|
|OS map details||OS Explorer: 174|
|OS grid ref||TL 38241.00776|
|WGS84 lat/long||51.688727, -0.001515|
|Type||Arch | Sculpture|
Two pillars frame the gateway and support an arch speckled with star and sun motifs. The panels of the gate link a sextant and a crescent moon, representing time-honoured methods of timekeeping and navigation. The Meridian Gateway offers a transition point between a number of borders – at its simplest it provides an entry point into the Rose Garden, historically it marks the edge of the monastic precinct of the Augustinian Abbey and conceptually it creates a point of access between east and west.