Category Archives: Maison Dieu – Former Town Hall

Maison Dieu Windows

In May 1202, Hubert de Burgh (c.1160–1243) was appointed the Constable of Dover Castle and the following year he found a Hospital now referred to as the Maison Dieu. The Great Chamber, or Stone Hall we see today, dates back … Continue reading

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Connaught Hall

At noon on Saturday 14 July 1883, a royal salute announced that the third son of Queen Victoria, HRH Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1850-1942) and his wife, Louise, had arrived by train at the Town Station in then Pier … Continue reading

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Dover’s Prison

For over a thousand years Dover does not have a gaol, jail or prison. The spellings gaol and jail are both in general use, but gaol has historically been in England while jail is used in the USA. The word prison … Continue reading

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