Sandwich Lock-Up

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Overview

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.

Description

'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)

SOURCES

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

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1069563
  • Roy's Blog, 'KENT. Lock-ups at Sandwich, Smarden, Wateringbury and Yalding.' (02 July 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/kent-lock-ups-at-smarden-wateringbury.html

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