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The Golden Key, Sandwich

Description: The Golden Key

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 177716

OS Grid Reference: TR3303858216
OS Grid Coordinates: 633038, 158216
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2754, 1.3398

Location: Market Street, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9DA

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

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Listing Text


No.15 (The Golden Key)
TR 3358 1/293



House and shop. C1890 in free Jocobean style. Built of brick with front of
applied timber framing with plaster infill. Tiled roof and brick chimney-
stacks. 3 storeys, 3:lO windows. 2nd floor has 3 gables with dentilled
bargeboards and pendants. Pilasters between gables with carved grotesque
atlantes. Applied framing with patterns of close-studding diagonal braces
and arcading. Three 4-light mullioned and transomed casements with leaded
lights. Moulded bressumer on brackets. 1st floor has brick rusticated
end piers with grotesque masks. Rest plastered and of 5 bays divided by
pilasters surmounted by grotesque atlantes. Each bay has 2 round-headed
casement windows with leaded lights which form a continuous arcade across
the entire width of the floor. Decorative splat balustrading below
windows. Moulded and dentilled cornice to ground floor. Ground floor has
end brick fluted Ionic pilasters, early C20 shopfront, 2 columns with
Ionic capitals and shop sign of large key painted gold.

Listing NGR: TR3302358219

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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