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