Morticed Field Gate Latch Set

Morticed Field Gate Latch Set

£16.16 inc. VAT

  • Suitable for use with 5 bar style field gates hanging between posts.
  • Allows gate to open both ways.

More Information


Morticed field gate latches are suitable for 5 bar-style field gates and allow a gate hung between wooden gate posts or brick piers to swing open both ways.
They operate very similarly to a Suffolk Latch (Thumb latch) fitted to smaller domestic house gates.

Tools and Fitting

This catch is comparatively easy to fit, providing there is a gap of 40 to 50mm between the closing gate stile and the shutting post. A small amount of leeway as the latch striker can be shortened, or the latch plate can be shimmed out further if required.
A slot approximately 60mm long x 8 mm wide needs to be cut in the centre of the hanging stile between the fourth and fifth horizontal bars (rails) for the latch striker. This is achieved by drilling a series of 8mm holes and cleaning out the slot with a sharp chisel.
The latch plate should be screwed onto the shutting post in the centre at a height that allows the latch striker to easily ride up the curve and drop into the slot from both directions.

Further Information

Please note:

  • The slot must be correctly positioned. Check carefully before drilling.
  • Gates cannot normally be returned once drilled or marked in any way.

You may find this information from our blog useful…

Measuring for new side or entrance gates

Field Gate Hanging Measurements Infographic


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