Category Archives: Maison Dieu Road

Falkland’s Conflict – the Terence Lewin story

Moray House, 103 Maison Dieu Road is now the presbytery for the adjacent St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. In the early part of 20th century it was where the Lewin family lived and on 19 November 1920, where Terence Thornton … Continue reading

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Sisters of St Vincent – Eastbrook Place

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul first came to Dover in 1883 and bought cottages on Dieu Stone Lane. Originally known as ‘D’ Stone Lane, Dieu Stone Lane is an ancient right of way originally running from the … Continue reading

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Dover’s Jazz Scene and the Louis Armstrong

The Grapes pub, on what we now call Maison Dieu Road, first opened around 1862. Thirty-one years later, in 1893, it was demolished! This was to allow the road to be widened and the new pub – which we see … Continue reading

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Brook House – the Infamous Demolition

16 July 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the demolition of Brook House – a fine, white, mansion that had stood on the western side of Maison Dieu Road. For many its destruction, in the early hours of a Saturday … Continue reading

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Stilwell and Harby – Solicitors

On Thursday 5 January 2012, Maurice Sayers passed away. Before he died, Maurice very kindly lent me a scrapbook telling the story of his firm, Stilwell and Harby – Solicitors. The published article in the Dover Mercury, was dedicated to … Continue reading

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