Rochester (2), Kent Location map
  Photo showing the 16th century Eastgate House, Rochester, Kent, England   Eastgate House is built of timber and brick, dates from 1590, and is an excellent example of an Elizabethan town house .

Eastgate House features as Westgate in Dickens' novel, Pickwick Papers and as the Nun's House in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.


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  Photo showing cottages in Crow Lane, Rochester, Kent, England   Cottages in Crow Lane showing typical Kentish timber cladding.




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  Photo showing Restoration House, Rochester, Kent, England   Restoration House, in Crow Lane, is actually the amalgamation, during the late 16th or early 17th century, of two medieval houses to form a mansion house. The house has that name because King Charles II stayed here on the eve of the Restoration of the monarchy.

It is also the Satis House of Dickens' "Great Expectations" - the home of Miss Havisham.


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  Photo showing the Vines, Rochester, Kent, England   Opposite Restoration House is The Vines. Now a public park it was originally a vinyard for the local abbey.



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  Photo showing the 15th century Chertsey's Gate, Kent, England   Built in the early part of the 15th century Chertsey's Gate, sometimes called College Gate, is one of three remaining gates which led into the former monastic precinct.

It is also featured in Charles Dickens' novel "The mystery of Edwin Drood" as "Jasper's Gate".


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