Save the former Shakespeare Hotel in Dover

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There is talk of the demolition of the former Shakespeare Hotel in Dover Kent as part of redevelopment of the area which has come to light during discussions on the 'Banksy' graffiti that now adorns one side.

It appears to have been built around 1840 by Mr Page on the corner of Snargate Street and Bench Street, and the hotel originally next door. Over time the hotel expanded into the corner building.  It may have closed in the 1920s and has been a grocers store,  flats, furniture store, wallpaper shop and most recently amusement arcades.   For around ten years the building has been empty and derelict with poor attempts to even secure it from the weather.

The building is a small remainder in a once long stretch from Snargate Street to East Cliff, and should be retained due to it's history and location.

Dover District Council are working on a masterplan for the area and although they don't own the building and it isn't currently listed, we call on them to ensure the preservation of the former hotel and incorporate it into the plans.



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