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I don't know for sure, but my guess is that if this gate is as old as the church, 1700's, the surrounding area at that time may have had cattle roaming, and the gate was to let people in but keep cattle out? I might be completely wrong!
Thank you for your comment. I am sure you are right, it makes sense. I remember as a child that there was cattle grazing on Wanstead Flats and they were always crossing the road and trying to get into peoples gardens.Best wishes,Geoff