TR1859 : Town Hall, King Street, Fordwich

taken 4 years ago, near to Fordwich, Kent, Great Britain

Town Hall, King Street, Fordwich
Town Hall, King Street, Fordwich
The Grade II* Listed Town Hall comprised a storeroom and prison on the ground floor and the court room and jury room over. Kent Historic Towns Survey 2004 Archaeological Assessment Document tells us it is probably an early 15th century building and there is evidence that it was extensively repaired in 1474, although town guides date it to about 1544 and then go on to describe the ducking stool being first used in 1465. Either way it is claimed, in addition to being Britain's smallest town, that the Town Hall it is the oldest and smallest one still in use by the Town Council. The last date prisoners were held here was 1855 and the courtroom was used until 1886 when the original Fordwich corporation, with its liberty and privileges, was abolished in the local government reorganisation (and then restored by the Local Government Act of 1972).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Town Hall 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1805 5981 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.7387N 1:7.5749E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1806 5980
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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