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This category will hold a collection of freestanding arches, both gateway arches and triumphal arches, ancient and modern. As the category grows, the hope is to show how such a simple shape has grown and changed over the ages, and how different regions of the world symbolically interpret this structural form.
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The freestanding arch has long been used as a symbol for countries around the world and you will find that these arches often fall into two categories: gateway or triumphal.

A freestanding "gateway arch" is a symbol of the passing from one realm into the next, both in a physical and spiritual sense. The Japanese Torii (shown below) would be a symbol of passing from everyday life into a sacred space.

The triumphal arch dates from Roman times. This arch is a symbol celebrating victory in war, or the leader of such a victory. Its form is also often used as a memorial to fallen soldiers of a war such as the U.S. Civil War Memorial from Hartford, Connecticut shown below.

Your charge is to find and waymark the freestanding arches of the world, gateway or triumphal, ancient or modern. No backyard or garden trellis arches will be accepted. Arches over highways and roadways will be considered on a case by case basis.

Instructions for Posting a Freestanding Arches Waymark:
Please provide the coordinates as well as a photo of the arch. More photos are appreciated to show details of the arch, which can truly be works of art. Also, please fill out the variables below to the best of your ability.

Please name your waymark: Name - City and State.

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To help give a different perspective and to better this waymark listing for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of the arch. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.
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Image for Acrobat Arch – Manchester, UKview gallery

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Freestanding ArchesAcrobat Arch – Manchester, UK

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This stainless steel dual arch has an acrobat doing a hand stand on top of it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/20/2012

last visited: never

Image for Strafford Gate Arch,Rainborough Park, Stainborough, Barnsley.view gallery

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Freestanding ArchesStrafford Gate Arch,Rainborough Park, Stainborough, Barnsley.

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Arch and gate at the park entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wireworm

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/16/2012

last visited: never

Image for Entrance Gate Norman Arch at Lister Park – Bradford, UKview gallery

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Freestanding ArchesEntrance Gate Norman Arch at Lister Park – Bradford, UK

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This mock Norman arch forms the north eastern entrance to Lister Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/9/2012

last visited: 3/27/2013

Image for Doorway Remnant, Grosvenor Park, Chester, Cheshire, England, UKview gallery

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Freestanding ArchesDoorway Remnant, Grosvenor Park, Chester, Cheshire, England, UK

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A remnant doorway from the West door of the now almost entirely gone Old St Michaels Church that was on this site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Ddraig Ddu

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/3/2011

last visited: 9/5/2011

Image for Fine Doorway Remnant, Grosvenor Park, Chester, Cheshire, England, UKview gallery

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Freestanding ArchesFine Doorway Remnant, Grosvenor Park, Chester, Cheshire, England, UK

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A remnant doorway from the East side of the now almost entirely gone Old St Michaels Church that was on this site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Ddraig Ddu

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/3/2011

last visited: 9/5/2011

Image for Archway, Wombwell, South Yorkshireview gallery

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Freestanding ArchesArchway, Wombwell, South Yorkshire

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An archway into Wombwell High Street

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wireworm

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/4/2011

last visited: 4/3/2011

Image for Graythwaite Manor Hotel Arch, Grange-over-sands, Cumbriaview gallery

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Freestanding ArchesGraythwaite Manor Hotel Arch, Grange-over-sands, Cumbria

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The entrance roadway to Graythwaite Manor Hotel passes under this limestone arch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/3/2008

last visited: never

Image for Old Industrial Gateway: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria UKview gallery

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Freestanding ArchesOld Industrial Gateway: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria UK

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Near the docks of Barrow stands this remnant of the industrial past. Preserved when a new Morrisons supermarket was developed on the site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member martlakes

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 2/9/2008

last visited: 2/16/2008

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Freestanding ArchesAbbot Hall Gardens Entrance

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Abbot Hall Gardens is an area for recreation. A plain grassy area, which has lost its grandeur but not its entrance arch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/18/2007

last visited: 1/22/2008

Image for Old Hall Entrance, Rhiwlas, Bala, Gwynedd, Wales, UKview gallery

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Freestanding ArchesOld Hall Entrance, Rhiwlas, Bala, Gwynedd, Wales, UK

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A free standing archway that formed part of the old gate house entrance to what used to be the Rhiwlas Estate, just north out of Bala.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Ddraig Ddu

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/14/2013

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesWhittle Arch - Coventry

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A dynamic modern arch to commemorate Sir Frank Whittle inventor of the jet engine. The "Whittle Arch" statue is a large double wing-like structure situated outside the Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Coventry City Centre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 4/15/2008

last visited: 1/31/2014

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Freestanding ArchesWhale Bone Arch - Workman Gardens

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Whale jaw bone arch sited in the Workman Gardens, Evesham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheCleverClarks

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/21/2011

last visited: 8/15/2012

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Freestanding ArchesCarriage Arches, Holdenby House, Northants.

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Two carrige arches from the Elizabethan Holdenby Palace, built 1583.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/2/2010

last visited: never

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