The Town Gateway was constructed by the Danish and is another mark of their erstwhile influence over Poompuhar. The Gateway was constructed in the year 1792. It is also an excellent example of the Danish style of architecture.
The Gateway was commissioned for construction by the British, but the design and actual construction was carried out by the Danish. The main reason for the gateway importance is its architectural style. The gateway resembles the gateways of several European countries and has been modeled around them.