Rochester's Eastgate House to be transformed

Eastgate House, Rochester Eastgate House is regarded as one of the jewels in Rochester's crown

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A historic Kent house made famous by Charles Dickens is to be transformed into a tourist attraction.

Eastgate House in Rochester High Street was featured in Pickwick Papers and The Mystery of Edwin Drood and is used for art and history events and weddings.

A £1m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will enable major repair and development work to be carried out on the listed 16th Century town house.

The building has also been a girls' school and museum.

It was referred to as Westgate in Pickwick Papers and the Nun's House in Edwin Drood.

A council spokesman said: "The project will help tell the story of Eastgate House, for the first time focusing on the house and the people who have made it their home for over 400 years."

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