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The Junot Gates Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 02 September 2008


These large and  heavy iron gates were made on the orders of the Marques do Lavradio, for the Quinta da Conceição in 1804. We still have some of the original documents.

During the farm's occupation by General Andoche Junot at the time of the Lines  (1810) this gate was the main entrance to that property.

In later times the property owners didn't  like the gates very much and so "retired" them, leaving them abandoned in a sheep pen for more than 40 years.

Fortunately the new property owners (with the help of Senhor Hernani Costa) gave the very rusty and delapidated relics to  the Quinta da Póvoa for restoration and use in a  proper Peninsular "museum"  context.

theJunot gates


 You may remember that during their restoration and installation they were "inspected" by a local resident...

(more here...)




Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 September 2008 )
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