He dropped the portcullis and shoved the lever to turn the iron gate.
The portcullis gate and a tower are all that remain of it; of the abbey which was at one time the finest in Wales, there still exist the external walls, with parts of the chapel, vaulted chapter-house, refectory and abbot's house.
A sprawling castle with thick walls, an old portcullis, and torches glowing along the walls rose up before them.
He won the bulwarks and some of his followers entered into the city, but the portcullis being let down these were cut off from their own party and were slain by the enemy.
Beyond the iron wall sliding away was a small portcullis, which stood between him and a small stone chamber with ensconced torches.
The portcullis was drawn up, and the besieged issued forth against the rebels, who were soon forced to flee.
On the portcullis gateway may still be.
The portcullis grated open.