The lock-up at Dover is situated at the rear of the Town Hall (Maison Dieu),
Biggin Street, CT16 1DL
Nothing more has been found.
The lock-up at Fordwich is situated on the ground floor of the Old Town Hall
which was built in 1544, probably on an earlier site.
Photo by Paul Anthony Moore with expressed permission.
following information, all of which is gleaned from the memories of the
villagers alive in 1935 and 1937 and published in the Goudhurst Coronation
and Jubilee books , by Alfred W Tiffin.
The original location was behind Paine's folly ( the war memorial is now on this site),
It is thought that it was last used as a lock-up about 1862/64.
After that it was purchased by Thomas Bathgate, who was the manager of a
farm at Ballards Hill. He used it as a shed. He subsequently became landlord
of The Chequers Inn and took the "shed" with him.
Thomas Bathgate became landlord of the Chequers in 1901 and went bankrupt in 1910.
Apart from being a wooden building, the only other description of it, says it had "double doors",
I don't have any further information, but I doubt it is there now'.
OS Grid Reference: TQ8986452239
OS Grid Coordinates: 589864, 152239
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2377, 0.7185
stone with plain tile roof. At right-angles to road, with stone north
side wall continued as rear ground-floor wall of north row
of Douglas Almshouses. Single storey on moulded plinth, top of
which is now at ground level. Projecting stone band circa 3'6" from
ground. Wall canted out slightly between band and plinth. Tall
recessed door to street, with semi-circular stone head springing
from fluted impost bands. Outer arch of heavy, projecting,
rusticated stone voussoirs with large keystones breaking into
base of pediment. Triangular pediment with projecting stone
coping surmounted by squat stone cross. Wooden double doors
to left end of left side elevation. Associated with an early C18
workhouse on the site, since demolished. Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Listing NGR: TQ8986452239