Sandwich Lock-Up




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Location   3-11 St Peter's Street,  Sandwich

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Building Type   Town gaol

Remarks   Built in 17th century but unknown whether it was purpose built as a gaol, or whether lock-up use began later. Converted to cottages on an unknown date, one of which is called 'The Old Town Gaol'. These cottages are Grade II listed.


'Originally the Town Gaol, now 2 small houses and a shop. Timber-framed building refronted with brick in the C17. The front is now partly painted and partly washed stone colour partly plastered and partly cemented. 2 storeys, 5 windows in all. Nos 3 and 5 have large C17 casements of 4 lights each window with wooden transomes and mullions. No 9 has an C18 sash window with glazing bars intact on the 1st floor and a small modern shop window below. 2 doorways with pilasters originally of brick, but the south ones now cemented, and pediments over. Passage through the building with studded timber framed walls leads to No 7 at the rear.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, '3, 5, 9 and 11 St Peter's Street', Sandwich

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  • The Old Town Gaol, SandwichPhoto © pam fray (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Sandwich: the old town gaolPhoto © Chris Downer (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: The Old Town Gaol, Sandwich

Photo by: Photo © pam fray (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Sandwich: the old town gaol

Photo by: Photo © Chris Downer (cc-by-sa/2.0)


    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, '3, 5, 9 and 11 St Peter's Street', Sandwich

  • Roy's Blog, 'KENT. Lock-ups at Sandwich, Smarden, Wateringbury and Yalding.' (02 July 2013)



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