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CONTACT US       Adeline Reidy,    1 Castle Street, Dover   TEL. 01304 211591 EMAIL. adelinereidy@btconnect.com

 

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St James Street

So named because it leads directly up to St. James Church, the old one as we now call it. Until about the year 1856 the old rectory stood just opposite at the corner of Woolcomber Street making the road so narrow there that a white stone was placed against the Rectory wall to prevent carts in passing from striking the house.  In our grandfather’s days St. James Street was the route taken by the coaches from Deal.  One can hardly imagine four horse coaches dashing down that narrow street and turning a sharp corner into St. James Lane and thence into the Market Square.  It was then the fashionable part the “West End of Dover” and there are remains in it of many of the good houses where the “elite” lived.  Some of the houses at the lower end of the street are probably of the 13th or 15th century and are very picturesque.  One of the houses has a curious ceiling in one room, with the letter E. and R. introduced into a pattern showing that the house was built in the days of Elizabeth Regina. The first Meeting House for Quakers was in the street opposite St. Margaret's Place.

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