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The Sun Hotel
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The Sun Hotel
(Photo 1996)

The Sun Hotel was built in 1503, the building is thought to be 14th Century. It bears a sign that says: `Sun Hotel formerly known as the Little Inn made famous by Chas. Dickens in his travels through Kent'. It's also the birthplace of the Elizabethan poet John Lyly (1554?-1606), author of Euphues and a contempory of Shakespeare.

It's been Cousins the Jewellers for three generations and before that, the family were the last to run the building as a hotel. I had my wedding ring made by Cousins, and a fine job they made.

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The second floor was recently restored to its 17th Century splendour with distinctive herringbone brickwork and there is a report from the Trust on that restoration work.

Press for ReportReports from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust



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This page last changed on 7th September 2008.
Photograph June 1996. © Copyright Peter Collinson, All rights reserved.