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Description: Royal Crown Hotel
Date Listed: 2 December 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 172972
OS Grid Reference: TQ7416968778
OS Grid Coordinates: 574169, 168778
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3913, 0.5020
ROCHESTER HIGH STREET
TQ 7468 NW
7/41 Royal Crown Hotel
Public House (unoccupied at time of re-survey, 1988). 1859-61.
Yellow brick with flush pointing; clay tile roof. The building
occupies a corner site: 10 window range overall (including 3 to
Esplanade), the 3 corner bays durved. 2 storeys and attic;
string course, and dentilled eaves. All windows with segmental
arches and stone cills on brackets; 9 prominent dormers. 4-pane
horned sash windows throughout. One window bay to High Street
with windows blocked to both floors to allow for chimney flues.
Corner entrance with elaborate surround (panelled pilasters and
reveals, panel above with swags, moulded cornice, all in stone);
half-glazed double doors with overlight. The 1st floor windows
on the curved elevation have simple cill railings. 2 large axial
stacks, and a prominent lateral stack to High Street (above the
blocked bays), of 2 stages; all stacks with corbelled caps.
Cast-iron rainwater goods. End elevation to Gandulph Square is
almost symmetrical, 5 window range, the gable wall treated as a
pediment with a dentilled string course between 1st floor and the
3 attic windows. Apex roof ventilator shaped as an acorn and oak
leaves. 1st floor doorway to left-hand side approached by
ornamental cast-iron stairs; ground-floor with central doorway
with stone architrave and half-glazed double doors under
rectangular overlight; another door to right, panelled with
overlight. Windows throughout exactly as to the other
elevations. Railings to cellar windows. The spear-headed
railings to the Esplanade elevation are continuous with those to
No 1 Esplanade, and are included in this listing. The Royal
Crown Hotel occupies a prominent position at the end of Rochester
Listing NGR: TQ7416968778
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Source: English Heritage
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