The OLD FIRE  STATION Welcome...

Welcome to the website of the OLD FIRE STATION, Sandgate, in the ownership of the Sandgate Heritage Trust.  This listed building formerly housed Sandgate’s Volunteer Fire Station with the Engine Room on the ground floor while the panelled room above was a Public Reading Room. Now the ground floor is the headquarters of the Sandgate Society and the beautiful panelled room above is available for hire.

How To Find Us

Going west along Sandgate High Street in the direction of Hythe, The Old Fire Station is situated on the left, just past the Providence Inn.

It is conspicuous

with its red double

fronted doors,

timbered frontage

and bell-cote.

The Old Fire Station

In the Sandgate Conservation Area owes its preservation to the Sandgate Heritage Trust, a limited company with charitable status, formed in 1982 to acquire the building from Kent County Council and save it from passing into private hands.

The Trust’s income is mostly derived from the rent of the Engine Room and the hire of the beautiful first floor panelled room, known as the Reading Room. This barely covers maintenance, while short and long term repairs require additional finance. As a registered charity, donations (gift-aided or otherwise) and legacies are gratefully received.

Further information can be obtained from Mrs Zoë S Varian, Telephone 01303 248114 or by writing to:

The Sandgate Heritage Trust Ltd

51 Sandgate High Street.

Sandgate. Nr Folkestone,

CT20 3AH


or if you wish to hire the Reading Room, ring Mrs Lesley Sugden on 01303 254823