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Offline conan

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 20:01:22 »
I found this lovely old postcard of Lenham lockup which apparently had many different uses during it's history.



It started life as a mortuary and was attached to the gable end of the  poorhouse,this was closed and sold around 1839 and sold for 333.The mortuary building was later converted  to the lockup, later it became a place to house the parish bier (now in the Maidstone carriage museum). During WW2 it was reinforced and used as an air raid shelter and the parish roadman kept his tools in it at one point.

A modern take on on the building can be seen here courtesy of John Walkers excellent photo recently in the guess the place slot on the forum (reply 47)

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17570.msg175581#msg175581

It is a grade 2 listed building

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1005138



To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain a child......Cicero

 

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