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

Maison Dieu, Ospringe, c. 1910

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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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