The Barbican Toll Building, Sandwich

East Kent Housing

The Barbican Toll Building was built in 1539 as part of King Henry VIII’s chain of defences to guard against the threat of French Invasion. The building has Grade I listed status.

The building is managed by East Kent Housing on behalf of Dover District Council. Internally, the building houses two flats rented out to local tenants.

In order to complete the vital repair works, the road passing through the toll building had to be closed. Due to this road being a vital part of the transport network in Sandwich and Thanet, the work had to be completed within 6 weeks.

Works included:

  • Stonework and brickwork repair
  • Repointing
  • External redecoration including of doors and windows
  • Stripping and replacement of existing cladding
  • Roof repairs
  • Glazing replacement
  • Some internal repair and redecoration of the two flats