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King's Head Hotel, Rochester

Description: King's Head Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 172990

OS Grid Reference: TQ7427768617
OS Grid Coordinates: 574277, 168617
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3898, 0.5034

Location: Boley Hill, Strood, Medway ME1 1QT

Locality: Rochester
County: Medway
Country: England
Postcode: ME1 1QT

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Listing Text

TQ 7468 NW
7/59 King's Head Hotel
(formerly listed
24.10.50 as No 58)
Hotel. C17 rear wing; C18 front range altered and re-faced in
later C19; C19 rear ranges along Boley Hill. Part timber framed;
mostly rendered brick; Kent tile and slate roof. Original plan
too altered to reconstruct; lateral stairs in situ, with possibly
C16 room to rear. Front: 3 storeyed regular 3-window range;
moulded cornice; tripartite 6:24:6 and 4:16:4 pane hornless sash
windows under depressed arches to upper floors. Prominent plat
band with the hotel's name attached in large letters. Ground
floor with Edwardian brown tiling and fenestration with cornice
and fascia (bearing name and nature of business) that returns
around curved corner and along Boley Hill elevation. Wide
central entrance (the cornice here projecting and supporting iron
brattishing) and 3-light windows with glazing bars. Boley Hill
elevation preserves some of the C18 dentilled cornice; plat band
returns. The rear ranges present varied frontages that reflect
their different building dates: The older wing is jettied at 2nd
floor level and the back block is top lit; generally 12 and 16
pane hornless sash windows, with some C20 casements to ground
level. Interior: much late C20 joinery; open well stair extends
through 3 storeys. Room at rear with large joists.

Listing NGR: TQ7428068618

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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