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Description: 58, High Street
Date Listed: 10 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 175793
OS Grid Reference: TQ9071763656
OS Grid Coordinates: 590717, 163656
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3400, 0.7368
5282 HIGH STREET
TQ 9063 NE 2/6 10.9.51
This building, with Nos 60 and 62 adjoining, formed the front of the Red Lion Inn
which was originally the principal hotel of Sittingbourne until it was superceded
by the Rose Inn. The front dates from the Cl8. 2 storeys and attics red brick.
Tiled roof and 1 C19 gabled dormer. Cornice and panelled parapet on which there
is a plaster figure of a couchant lion. 4 sashes with glazing bars missing. Modern
public house front on the ground floor and carriage arch through the building to
the west of it. Behind the street front and at right angles to it is a long low
timber-framed building. The ground floor has been rebuilt in painted brick. The
lst floor is plastered and overhangs on a bressumer. Tiled roof. Sash windows,
some with glazing bars intact, including a curved bay of 3 round-headed windows
at the south end of the ground floor with cornice over. 2 storeys, 6 windows
facing west. There has been an inn on this site for 500 years. In 1415, Henry
V was entertained here on his return from Agincourt. Other famous customers include
Cardinal Wolsey and Henry V.
Nos 30 to 62 (even) form a group.
Listing NGR: TQ9071763656
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Source: English Heritage
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