[Tagging] Security Gate Post/Cabin

Jonathan bigfatfrog67 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 16:14:33 UTC 2013

Wikipedia suggests a gatehouse as a medieval construction:

building=gatehouse has been used 19 times, but in what context I don't know.



On 08/12/2013 15:39, Philip Barnes wrote:
> On Sun, 2013-12-08 at 15:28 +0000, Jonathan wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Just went to tag a building at the main entrance/exit to an industrial
>> site and couldn't really find a well used or documented tag.
>> It's the sort of building that houses the security guards or
>> gatekeeper.  They operate the gates to allow entrance to or exit from
>> the site.  May contain security guards who patrol the fences/area.  May
>> contain security equipment such as camera monitoring displays.  Usually
>> first point of call of any visitor or site operative.  May handout
>> health and safety equipment, such as hard hats etc.  May collect names
>> and details of all visitors.
>> It's the building I want to describe but could be applied to a node as well.
>> building=security_post has been used 3 times and seems to pretty well
>> cover it but I'm surprised at its small use.
>> This would not sit on a way, as that would the be a barrier, but is
>> usually positioned near the barrier=gate etc, however, could be
>> elsewhere on the site, particularly in the example of a Foreman's Office
>> or Site Office in the construction industry.
>> Any thoughts, is it worth a wiki page or subpage of building?
> Where I have worked, and industrial sites that I have visited over my
> long career, that building is always called 'the gate house'.
> I would suggest building=gatehouse, or gate_house, although neither had
> any previous useage :)
> Phil (trigpoint)
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