gate locks

fancy gate lock

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i took lots of pictures of gate locks when we were doing the thames path walk a few years back.  here’s a new zealish version.

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style-ish

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the stile above is over a barbed wire fence.  worth carrying one of those round in kit form in case you ever need to use one.

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and this one was a fancy swing open type thing as demonstrated by the lovely mrs funkypancake

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gate lock

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i knew you’d be interested in this kissing gate locking mechanism.  it’s a heavy metal loop on a heavy metal chain.  that’s it.

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gate lock

an interesting one this
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the shape of the handle is quite unexpected and it’s only when it’s closed that you see how it fits together
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i couldn’t work out which bit to lift initially. but then i did
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hooky gate lock

you think the hooky thing is the gate lock ?
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well, you’d be wrong. that’s the lifter end. shocking hey ?
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fancy wheely gate catch

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jane and i saw this gate lock at Petworth House.
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it was a heavy metal gate and to help the latch move into it’s locked position it had a nice little wheel.
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a spanner-like contraption

here’s a new category – gate locks. i’ve noticed there doesn’t seem to be a standard method for locking gates in the countryside. it’s all very free-style which leads to innovation.
so here’s one to get us started. it’s a bit like a spanner and provided a great lock. it was quite satisfying to clip it on too.
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