The portcullis was up in Nebian, Herault.

>My latest survey, last week, was of a quaint house directly overlooking the portcullis tower of this ancient fortified village – originally a stronghold of the Knights Templar. I learned that the present portculls, a full-size reproduction of the original, constructed of oak from the department of Tarn, was hand-made by Jim Buck, a retired Englishman who has been a Nebian conseiller municipal for the past eight years.