hooky gate lock
fancy wheely gate catch
jane and i saw this gate lock at Petworth House.
it was a heavy metal gate and to help the latch move into it’s locked position it had a nice little wheel.
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.