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Royal Hotel, Kettering

Description: Royal Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 August 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 230092

OS Grid Reference: SP8662878518
OS Grid Coordinates: 486628, 278518
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3978, -0.7282

Location: West Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 0AJ

Locality: Kettering
Local Authority: Kettering Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN16 0AJ

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Listing Text

Royal Hotel
SP 8678 1/81 5.8.75.


1878 in Jacobean style. Formerly The White Hart Hotel, where Queen Victoria stayed
1844. Red brick, stone dressings, Dutch gabled Welsh slated roof behind cornice
and parapet. 3 storeys, rusticated quoins. Semi-circular bow window left of centre.
Porch on right with Ionic pilasters.
Charles Dickens stayed in this hotel, 1835, as reporter for the Morning Chronicle
covering the Northamptonshire elections. Owned by the Duke of Buccleugh until
1896. Included partly for historical interest.

Listing NGR: SP8662878518

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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