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Originally the building was covered in thick lime plaster and the roof was thatched. At the rear stands the Crane House with the crane folded back against the building ready to be swung out over the river to unload a boat. It was here that the stone that came from Caen in Normandy and used for the re-building of Canterbury Cathedral was unloaded.
Today the Town Hall is used by the Town Council for all their meetings and it is believed to be the oldest and the smallest in the country still in use. The Town Hall is now licensed to hold small weddings and civil ceremonies for up to 35 guests. In the ground floor Undercroft, a ten minute DVD film about Fordwich and the Town Hall can be viewed by all visitors including those unable to go to the upstairs courtroom.
The Town Hall is open to the public during the summer (see opening details) and during Heritage Open Days in September when entrance is free. Group visits are welcome and can be arranged throughout the year.
Children under 14 FREE
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||The Town Hall is open to the public on the following days:
- Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
- May and August Bank Holidays
- Every Sunday during the summer, starting with the last Sunday in May and ending with the last Sunday in September.
- Additionally every Wednesday during August.
Opening times are 1.30pm to 4pm
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB
Map reference: TR 179597 Lat: 51.29507 Long: 1.12543
Parking : free
Nearest station : Sturry station
Partial wheelchair access.