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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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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.


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


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

hooky gate lock

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

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.