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Description: The Old Kings House
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
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5275 STRAND STREET
(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
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Source: English Heritage
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