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Description: The Royal Victoria and Bull Inn
Date Listed: 22 December 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 172118
OS Grid Reference: TQ5417174024
OS Grid Coordinates: 554171, 174024
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4442, 0.2171
1. HIGH STREET
5274 (South Side)
The Royal Victoria
and Bull Inn
TQ 5474 2/1 22.12.53.
Formerly a large coaching inn on the London to Canterbury and Dover road. Built
in 1703. 2 storeys and attics. The ground floor is of painted brick on a tiled
base. Above the building is faced with grey bricks, which have been renewed,
with red brick window dressings and quoins. Tiled roof with 3 dormers. Parapet
of grey bricks. Wooden modillion cornice. 9 sashes with glazing bars intact.
In the centre of the ground floor is the carriage entrance leading to the hotel
yard with a royal cartouche on each side of it. Tuscan columns on the left hand
side of the carriage entrance and C18 pub front. The building runs back into
2 long wings behind separated by the hotel yard with galleries on each side on
the 1st floor. The yard is now glazed over. It has a galleried courtyard and
the saloon bar has a Regency bay window.
Listing NGR: TQ5417174024
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Source: English Heritage
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