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Open Day, Thu 7 - Sun 10 Sep 2017

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Thu 7 - Sun 10 Sep Fordwich Town Hall


Built in 1544 during the reign of Henry VIII, this brick and timber framed building was once used as a court room and jail. The Town Hall is still used by the present Town Council for meetings, and it is the oldest and smallest still in use. An historical audio-visual commentary can be viewed in the Undercroft throughout.

Organised by: Canterbury Society/Fordwich Town Hall.

Partial wheelchair access.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 7 - Sun 10 Sep 2017 13:30 to 16:00
Directions: Opposite the Fordwich Arms Public House.


No booking required.


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Map reference: TR 180598  Lat: 51.29573 Long: 1.12620

The historic Town of Fordwich lies on the Great Stour river, about two miles east of Canterbury, just south of the A28 road to Thanet, close to Sturry. Bus and train links to Fordwich and Canterbury are good.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Sturry station


Partial wheelchair access.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesEntrance is well lit