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Roy Pledger on November 4, 2011

The lock-up is situated at 14 Faversham Road, ME17 2PN. It dates from the early 18th century. Grade 11 listed 20.10.1953. ID 173888. The single storey rectangular plan building is built of coursed stone with a triangular tiled roof. Recessed doorway has semi-circular stone fluted impost bands above which there is a triangular pediment surmounted by a stone cross. The wooden plank door has iron strap hinges and a plaque on the door reads : ‘ Built in the mid 18th century as the workhouse mortuary. Used as the parish gaol in the late 19th century and as an air raid shelter (suitably reinforced) in the mid 20th century’.

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    by Roy Pledger