Category Archives: Bench Street

Fred Greenstreet and Centurion House

As part of the latest St James Area Development proposal Centurion House, on the corner of Bench Street and Fishmongers Lane, has been demolished. Ironically, the building it replaced was the centre of a major legal battle that divided the … Continue reading

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Bench Street and the Crypt Tragedy

In ancient times, the thoroughfare from the seafront to Biggin Gate, near St Mary’s Church, was known as King Street. At that time, this area was the centre of commercial trade and at the sea end, in the town wall, … Continue reading

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