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Jaspers Gate Rochester.

Jaspers Gate as it is now known today was originally built in the fifteenth century. On the corner nearest the castle, stands a five sided tower. At the bottom of this tower is a small 'oven' door with a spiral staircase leading up to the first floor.

The Old Corn Exchange featured in the works of Charles Dickens, the Old Corn Exchange has an enormous "moon-faced" clock - as Dickens called it. The clock reaches out well into the street, drawing attention to the Corn Exchange's elegant façade. Built in 1706, the building was commissioned by the MP Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, and used a meat market and then a law court before becoming the corn market.

The City of Rochester has grown from a little Saxon village to a historic city representing one of England finest cities. Romans came over in 43AD and made Rochester one of their most important towns by building a stronghold and a bridge over the River Medway.

Photo Taken from the top of the castle looking towards Cuxton & Strood.

Photo Taken from the top of the castle looking towards Strood & Frindsbury

 Rochester Cathedral is England's second oldest, having been founded in 604AD by Bishop Justus. The present building dates back to the work of the French monk, Gundulf, in 1080. The glorious Norman architecture of the nave, parts of the crypt, as well as one of the finest Romanesque facades in England, make this an inspirational place to visit. The Cathedral is blessed with some fine examples of later Gothic styles as well as the magnificent 14th century Chapter Library door.  Hidden from view and is one of the oldest doors in England.

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