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Rochester in Kent, England, United Kingdom
 

Eastgate House

 
 
Eastgate House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Burns, July 15, 2020
1. Eastgate House Marker
Inscription.  
Eastgate House
Built by the right worshipful
Sir Peter Buck 1590-1.
"Westgate House" "Pickwick Papers"
"The Nun's House" "Edwin Drood"

 
Erected by City of Rochester.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 51° 23.227′ N, 0° 30.369′ E. Marker is in Rochester, England, in Kent. Marker is on High Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: High Street, Rochedtet, Kent, ME1 1ER, Rochester, England ME1 1ER, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mr. Sapsea's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoration House (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Vines (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Abdication House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Site of Henry III Gate (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Site of the Saxon Cathedral (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dame Sybil Thorndike
Eastgate House image. Click for full size.
By Dave Burns, July 15, 2020
2. Eastgate House
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Rochester Castle Moat (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Regarding Eastgate House. The marker refers to Charles Dickens books Pickwick Papers and Edwin Drood which call Eastgate House by another name in their pages.
 
Also see . . .  Eastgate House, Rochester (Wikipedia). "Eastgate House is a Grade I listed Elizabethan townhouse in Rochester, Kent, England. It is notable for its association with author Charles Dickens, featuring as Westgate in The Pickwick Papers and as the Nun's House in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Now a Dickens Museum, the grounds of Eastgate House contain the Swiss chalet in which Dickens penned several of his novels." (Submitted on July 15, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2020, by Dave Burns of Rochester, Uk. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Dave Burns of Rochester, Uk. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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