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The Old Curiosity Shop

A Grade II Listed Building in Broadstairs, Kent

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Latitude: 51.3597 / 51°21'34"N

Longitude: 1.4439 / 1°26'37"E

OS Eastings: 639852

OS Northings: 167924

OS Grid: TR398679

Mapcode National: GBR X07.RTV

Mapcode Global: VHMCW.Z25Z

Plus Code: 9F339C5V+VG

Entry Name: The Old Curiosity Shop

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1239494

English Heritage Legacy ID: 417382

Location: Broadstairs and St. Peters, Thanet, Kent, CT10

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Broadstairs and St. Peters

Built-Up Area: Broadstairs

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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(North East Side)
No 9
(The Old Curiosity Shop)
TR 3967 NE 1/8C 25.9.72.

Dated 1588 but the facade is C18 and there are modern alterations. The front elevation
is 3 storeys stuccoed, the 2nd storey being of painted brick. Slate roof, half-hipped
at one end. 1 casement. Simple doorcase. The right side elevation has 1 2nd
floor sash with glazing bars intact and a 3-light bay through ground and 1st floors.
Forming an L-wing to the right of this is a portion which is now of 3 storeys (the
2nd storey C20 and tile-hung). Lower 2 storeys painted brick with old tiled roof.
1 sash with glazing bars intact and 2 casements. Early C19 doorcase with flat hood,
reeded architrave and rosettes. The interior has exposed beams, batten panelling
and a well reputed to have harboured smuggled goods. There is a sandstone door
lintel from Holy Trinity Church, Margate, incorporated in the rear wall. It bears
the inscription "God is my Conscience" beneath the Invicta crest held between two

Listing NGR: TR3985267924

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