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1880 – Memorial Hall & Schools, Dover, Kent

Architect: A.T. Taylor

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Demolished. “This building is situate, with the main entrance in Priory-road, having a right of entrance also in Biggin-street. It has been erected for the requirements of a congregation gathered together by the labours of the Rev. J. F. Frewin. The great peculiarity of the site — a narrow frontage of about ’20ft., widening out behind, and again narrowing to a mere slip — rendered special planning necessary. The difficulty was farther increased by the circumscribed area, necessitating the covering of every inch of available ground to obtain the required accommodation. The hall, being surrounded by adjoining buildings and property, the light had to be obtained, almost entirely, from the roof. The front building is devoted to class-rooms, &c., for the purposes of a Sunday-school. The front is built of red brick, with Bath stone dressings ; the roofs are slated with Bangor slates. The Hall is heated on Purritt’s system of an underground stove. Provision is made for a gallery at end, and one at side, to be erected at a future time. The cost of the buildings, including fittings, is slightly under £2,000. The works have been very satisfactorily carried out by Mr.W. Bromley, builder, of Dover, under the superintendence of Mr. A. T. Taylor, A.R.I.B.A., architect, of Moorgate Chambers, 72, Finsbury Pavement, E.G. The illustration is a reproduction of a drawing in this year’s Royal Academy. ” Perspective view & ground plan published in The Building News, October 8th 1880.