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Watchbell Street

Once on Watchbell Street: A visitor from the 1840s visiting Rye today would recognise much of it: the Landgate, the street pattern within the walls, Ypres Tower, the stone buildings that survived the fire of 1377, many of the houses, the cobbles, but oh, how much else has changed! Take Watchbell Street as an example: … read more …

First posted in Rye Streets on 5th November 2010
Last updated: 20th April 2017
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Mermaid Street 1891

Mermaid Street 1891

A poor quarter: This look at Mermaid Street is based on data from the 1891 census. It is known that at this period Mermaid Street was a run-down area, and the fact that it led directly up from the Strand, which was the main port area of the town, suggests it may well have been … read more …

First posted in Rye Streets on 3rd November 2010
Last updated: 20th April 2017
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