Leen Ritmeyer

Section drawing of Barclay’s Gate, as it would appear if sliced down the middle, and then viewed from the north. A vaulted chamber between the main street and the gate threshold above apparently supported an upper street and a stairway from the main street. This upper street ran along the western wall from the southwest corner (where steps leading up to the upper street were found) to Warren’s Gate (23). The space beneath the upper street was probably partitioned into small rooms by walls built perpendicularly to the western wall. Two such walls were excavated. These rooms may have been shops (5), serving the bustling traffic of pilgrims and residents.