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