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Three Colts

Date of photo: c.1970

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Originally a timber-framed mid to late 15th century domestic property, it was converted into a pub called The Three Colts. Today it has been divided to form a pair of semi-detached cottages.
A timber-framed mid to late 15th century domestic property. 5.8m/19ft long overall. This house had a single-bay open hall, a wide cross passage that partially served as a room, and a single chamber upstairs. 'Contracted' Wealden hall houses of this type have been found in terraces, as in the Spon Street area of Coventry, some of the latter being built in 1454 or possibly earlier. But in small towns they were also built in pairs or even singly. While the builders of terraces were usually institutional landlords, the smaller developments may have been erected by private individuals, as was probably the case in Sandwich.
70 & 72 New Street which stand in what was known as Newgate in the Middle Ages, might even be those bequeathed in 1471 by Thomas Jekyn, husbandman, who left 'my tenement in the street called Newgate next the Delf, and another annexed to the same ... ' to his wife, or other 'little' tenements recorded in the area in the early sixteenth century.
Source: Kim Hollingshead

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