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The town had prospered from its natural harbour for centuries, and by the 13th-century Sandwich had become a major port.

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Sandwich Has Lots of Elizabethan Houses, in the Garrison Style

Due to its long martial history, many of Sandwich's properties were built in the Garrison style, with overhanging floors. Although the sea is now 2 miles from the town, it was also one of the original Cinque Ports, protecting Kent from the French. Silting began to affect the port in about the 13th Century and Sandwich port was no longer viable for naval or commercial use by about the 16th Century.

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Photographer: © Alan Whitehead (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(15th April 2021)
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Sandwich Has Lots of Elizabethan Houses, in the Garrison Style

Due to its long martial history, many of Sandwich's properties were built in the Garrison style, with overhanging floors. Although the sea is now 2 miles from the town, it was also one of the original Cinque Ports, protecting Kent from the French. Silting began to affect the port in about the 13th Century and Sandwich port was no longer viable for naval or commercial use by about the 16th Century.

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