The Shipgate now stands re-erected in Grosvenor Park but it was once stood a few yards to the west of Bridgegate.
Built in the time of Henry III or Edward I, it served as an entrance and as a route to bring cargo up the hill of St Mary's into the city.
The gate had a keeper, whose job it was to lock the gate at night and extract taxes from those passing through with goods from the ships moored at the River.
A ferry once ran from in front of the Shipgate to Handbridge. It cost less than the toll to cross the Old Dee Bridge. There is also a ford at this point in the river.
Also known as the 'hole in the wall', the gate was demolished in 1831 and later moved to Grosvenor Park nearby.