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The Barbican, Sandwich

Description: The Barbican

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 177439

OS Grid Reference: TR3318058258
OS Grid Coordinates: 633180, 158258
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2757, 1.3419

Location: Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9EB

Locality: Sandwich
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT13 9EB

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Listing Text

(West Side)

The Barbican
TR 3358 1/129 19.5.50.


Probably of late C14 origin. Consists of 2 round towers, which have a base
of ashlar. Above this the ground floor is chequered work of stone and flints
with loop windows. Entry is via a semi-circular timber barrel roof between
the towers and tiled over. The 1st floor has been modernised; the south east
tower has been fronted with weather- boarding, the north west tower with rough
plaster almost like roughcast. Conical tiled roofs. On the town side of the
towers are 2 modern or modernised buildings of rubble and brick, and on the
first floor weather-boarding joined by a hipped tiled roof over the whole.
A small 2-storeyed modern house has been built on to north side of the north
west tower and is now occupied by the toll collector.

The Barbican, No 4 (Crispin Inn) and Nos 4 to 12 (even) Strand Street form a group.

Listing NGR: TR3317058193

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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