Category Archives: Roads & Streets

St. Peter’s Church in the centre of Dover

On the north side of Market Square, in medieval times, stood Dover’s parish church of St. Peter. Its churchyard is believed to have covered the ground from the east of present day Cannon Street to Castle Street and along Church … Continue reading

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Museum – An Historic epic

Dover Museum is one of the many jewels in Dover’s crown. Housed in a spacious building behind a Listed older, grand, façade it is here that the world famous Bronze Age Boat is on show. A must see attraction during … Continue reading

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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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Philip Yorke – the local lad who became Lord Chancellor

On the corner of York Street and Snargate Street is a Dover Society plaque that states, ‘On this site was born Philip Yorke 1690-1764, Later Lord Hardwicke who instituted calling of the Banns before weddings (Marriage Act 1753).’ York Street, … 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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