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42, 44 and 44a, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Swale, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3399 / 51°20'23"N

Longitude: 0.7374 / 0°44'14"E

OS Eastings: 590760

OS Northings: 163645

OS Grid: TQ907636

Mapcode National: GBR RT6.TH3

Mapcode Global: VHKJL.QLP6

Entry Name: 42, 44 and 44a, High Street

Listing Date: 13 December 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031821

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175788

Location: Swale, Kent, ME10

County: Kent

District: Swale

Town: Swale

Locality: Chalkwell

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text


1.
5282 HIGH STREET
(North Side)
SITTINGBOURNE
Nos 42 and 44
No 44A
TQ 9063 NE 2/4
II GV
2.
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
Road.
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
fronts.

Nos 30 to 62 (even) form a group.


Listing NGR: TQ9076063645

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