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King's Head Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester West, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3898 / 51°23'23"N

Longitude: 0.5034 / 0°30'12"E

OS Eastings: 574277

OS Northings: 168617

OS Grid: TQ742686

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.VGC

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.PB0D

Entry Name: King's Head Hotel

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Last Amended: 2 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299541

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172990

Location: Medway, ME1

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: Rochester West

Built-Up Area: Rochester

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Rochester St Peter Parish Centre

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

ROCHESTER HIGH STREET
TQ 7468 NW
7/59 King's Head Hotel
(formerly listed
24.10.50 as No 58)
GV II
Hotel. C17 rear wing; C18 front range altered and re-faced in
later C19; C19 rear ranges along Boley Hill. Part timber framed;
mostly rendered brick; Kent tile and slate roof. Original plan
too altered to reconstruct; lateral stairs in situ, with possibly
C16 room to rear. Front: 3 storeyed regular 3-window range;
moulded cornice; tripartite 6:24:6 and 4:16:4 pane hornless sash
windows under depressed arches to upper floors. Prominent plat
band with the hotel's name attached in large letters. Ground
floor with Edwardian brown tiling and fenestration with cornice
and fascia (bearing name and nature of business) that returns
around curved corner and along Boley Hill elevation. Wide
central entrance (the cornice here projecting and supporting iron
brattishing) and 3-light windows with glazing bars. Boley Hill
elevation preserves some of the C18 dentilled cornice; plat band
returns. The rear ranges present varied frontages that reflect
their different building dates: The older wing is jettied at 2nd
floor level and the back block is top lit; generally 12 and 16
pane hornless sash windows, with some C20 casements to ground
level. Interior: much late C20 joinery; open well stair extends
through 3 storeys. Room at rear with large joists.


Listing NGR: TQ7428068618

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