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Schijn Gate

Description – The SchijnĀ  gate was part of the Grote Omwalling (city defensive wall) up north-west. It was a non-monumental gate that offered acces to Antwerp and the road to Deurne. It was named for the river Schijn.

Construction & Armament – This non-monumental gate was built using bricks and earth works. The Grote Omwalling entails two defensive moats and intervals called saillants. It was located on front 4.

Current condition – All traces of the Schijn Gate gate have been demolished in the wake of city expansion. A nearby metro/underground station still bears the same name. The original access road is covered by the Schijnpoortweg

Sources – Own elaboration; Gils, R.