Known variously as Porth Llongau, Shipsgate, Frog Lane, Golygate, Gulleygate, local tradition links the name with those days when late arrivals caught the outward bound ships from further up river.
Piracy was rife in the 16c & Cardiff grew rich on their traffic.
1576 John Callice of Cardiff brought in a Spanish Galleon ... the booty sold to gentry and citizens.
Arms smuggling to Spain was not unknown in 16c & Barbary pirates raiding the coasts, capturing Cardiff ships, bringing poverty to the town in the 17c.
Bacons solids the contract guns of Anthony Bacon of Cyfarthfa were shipped to America during the 1775-83 War of Independence from Cannon Wharf below Golate
Golate Y Gwter, Cardiff, United Kingdom