New Gate Bastion’s original name was London Bastion, it was renamed during the siege to New Gate which was the former name for Ferryquay Gate the current New Gate wasn’t built till along time after. The 2 Cannon are from 1642, their barrels are inscribed with the names of the London companies that commission them, the Grocers and the Mercers.
The street next to this bastion is orchard street until the 1830s there was an orchard on the outside of the walls here. It is believed that this is where Lundy escaped from the city during the siege by climbing down a pear tree that was growing against the walls in the orchard. Looking over the walls here and you will see the Derry girls mural and stone artwork depicting the quadrants of the walled city.