Portcullis Gates

minecraft_medieval_gate_portcullisOn PirateCraft we have the ability to create very simple working Portcullis gates of any size, no commands or signs needed! The portcullis gates work with realistic behaviour, moving up slower and dropping faster.

View demo’s of working gates at /warp gates. The demo gates are located by following the rail tracks from The Cove.


  • Build the portcullis itself by stacking rows of fences (wood, iron or nether brick fence), at least two wide and two high.
  • Contain the portcullis with a wall. Leave enough empty space above/below the portcullis to allow it to go as high/low as you want it to go.
  • Power the portcullis by powering one of the blocks adjacent to it on either side, by attaching a lever or redstone dust. For now, the power has to come from the side.
  • Important: Make sure an elevated portcullis is still in contact with a powered adjacent block, otherwise it won’t be able to be sent back down! (Same or different one, doesnt matter)
  • When the power goes off, the portcullis will drop down (a lot faster than it went up).
  • Gold blocks can be used as optional power blocks to send a redstone power signal to if you are restricted on room.

Example Portcullis Gate

Working example portcullis gates can be found at /warp gates.


Video Tutorial


Heres a small gallery for pirate themed medieval castle gate designs to take inspiration on building in PirateCraft.


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