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Yett, North Lanarkshire

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Yett, North Lanarkshire

A yett (from the Old English and Scots language word for "gate") is a gate or grille of latticed wrought iron bars used for defensive purposes in castles and tower houses. Unlike a portcullis, which is raised and lowered vertically using mechanical means, yetts are hinged in the manner of a traditional gate or door, and secured by bolts attached to the yett, or by long bars drawn out from the wall or gateway.
Administrative CountyNorth Lanarkshire
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS7759
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

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