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Description: 42, 44 and 44a, High Street
Date Listed: 13 December 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 175788
OS Grid Reference: TQ9076063645
OS Grid Coordinates: 590760, 163645
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3399, 0.7374
5282 HIGH STREET
Nos 42 and 44
TQ 9063 NE 2/4
This block was built in 1708 by Robert Jeffs and originally called Rose Place.
Later in the century it became the Rose Inn which was called in Hasted's "History
of Kent" "the most superb of any [inn] throughout the kingdom and the entertainment
afforded in it equally so".
The Duchess of Kent and Princess Victoria stayed there in 1825, after which it
was renamed the Royal Victoria Hotel. It ceased to be a hotel after the railway
had undermined the importance of Sittingbourne as a coaching station on the Dover
3 storeys brown brick with red brick window dressings. Tiled roof and wooden modillion
cornice with consoles below some of the modillions, 6 sashes with most glazing
bars intact above the ground floor. Stone plaque between the 1st and 2nd floor
with the model of a red rose and the letters "RI". and the date 1708. Modern shop
Nos 30 to 62 (even) form a group.
Listing NGR: TQ9076063645
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Source: English Heritage
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