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The Old Kings House, Sandwich

Description: The Old Kings House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 177686

OS Grid Reference: TR3300058401
OS Grid Coordinates: 633000, 158401
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2771, 1.3394

Location: 46 Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9EX

Locality: Sandwich
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT13 9EX

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Listing Text

(North Side)

No 46
(The Old Kings House)
TR 3258 1/56 19.5.50.
TR 3358 1/56


C15 timber framed house. 3 storeys. 2 windows facing the street. The side
facing the garden is wider than the street front. The south-west front facing
the street is now faced with red brick, except the 2 gables which overhang
on bressummers and brackets. Modern casement windows. The 2nd floor of the
south-east front facing the garden is studded, but the ground floor and 1st
floors have been built out in modern brick. The house contains good panelling,
staircase, roof and plaster ceilings. Tiled roofing.
Queen Elizabeth is said to have stayed here in 1573. It is also recorded that
Henry VIII watched the departure of the fleet for the field of the Cloth of
Gold from the garret window overlooking the Quay.

Listing NGR: TR3299558407

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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