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Description: Bridge (Site of the Sandown Gate)
Date Listed: 23 April 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 177639
OS Grid Reference: TR3347258038
OS Grid Coordinates: 633472, 158038
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2736, 1.3459
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5275 SANDOWN ROAD
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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Source: English Heritage
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