View at bottom as it crosses Bellar Gate
From this point it used to carry on across Bellar Gate down to the Lower Parliament Street island. The new arena now blocks its route. Amongst the buildings that were lost when the arena was built were the Cricketers Public House and The Boots Transport Depot. The blue / grey block is a 1960's box built along with the bowling alley. The exterior has been re-clad recently to make it look a little more presentable.
Barker is an old word meaning 'Tanner' and Barker Gate is one of the oldest roads in the city and part of a pre-historic track that linked east to west via the town.
© Ray Teece 22-11-2006