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We really want Our Town Story to be an album for your old photos, to fill in the gaps in the history books of our villages, towns and cities. We would also love for those pictures to be able to help others - for instance by using reminiscence therapy in treating dementia

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Gallery: Maison Dieu, Ospringe, 1910s, 1941 and 2002

Maison Dieu, Ospringe, c. 1910

@iamtimbo / 5 years ago / 298 views / comments

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This building is the main surviving building of the medieval Maison Dieu, founded in 1230, which was similar to a small monastery. It acted as a 'hospital' for the overnight lodging of pilgrims travelling to Canterbury.

It is a building with a 13th century base and early 16th century timber-framed first floor which is jettied. It is thought to have originally been a priest's house. It was at one time a shop and is now used as a small Museum. It is in the care of English Heritage and managed by the Faversham Society.

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Oare 

Ospringe 

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