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Bridge (Site of the Sandown Gate)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sandwich, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2736 / 51°16'25"N

Longitude: 1.3459 / 1°20'45"E

OS Eastings: 633472

OS Northings: 158039

OS Grid: TR334580

Mapcode National: GBR X18.52P

Mapcode Global: VHLGS.87WZ

Plus Code: 9F3378FW+F9

Entry Name: Bridge (Site of the Sandown Gate)

Listing Date: 23 April 1976

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122658

English Heritage Legacy ID: 177639

Location: Sandwich, Dover, Kent, CT13

County: Kent

District: Dover

Civil Parish: Sandwich

Built-Up Area: Sandwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Bridge (site of
the Sandown Gate)
TR 3358 1/216


There is no evidence above ground level now of the mediaeval gate that stood
upon this site. It was demolished in 1781, but a painting of it exists in
the Guildhall, and mention is made of this gateway, as well as the others,
in Sandwich in Boyes History of Sandwich, published in 1793. In front of the
gateway and spanning the moat is the bridge,not unlike the bridge in front
of the Westgate at Canterbury but constructed of 3 brick arches being of 2
bricks thickness, ie I ft 6 inch rings, the centre arch having a smaller one
on either side. There is a buttress forming part of the construction on the
south side which bears a number of fractures due to traffic. It is complete
with its parapet and dates from the period of about 1650- 1675. The moat at
this point is silted up and the piers have almost disappeared beneath made
up ground. Some stonework of the town wall was attached to the mediaeval gate
and is visible just under the grass.

Listing NGR: TR3347258039

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