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Royal Crown Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester West, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3913 / 51°23'28"N

Longitude: 0.502 / 0°30'7"E

OS Eastings: 574169

OS Northings: 168778

OS Grid: TQ741687

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.MQP

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.N978

Entry Name: Royal Crown Hotel

Listing Date: 2 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172972

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
7/41 Royal Crown Hotel
GV II
Public House (unoccupied at time of re-survey, 1988). 1859-61.
Yellow brick with flush pointing; clay tile roof. The building
occupies a corner site: 10 window range overall (including 3 to
Esplanade), the 3 corner bays durved. 2 storeys and attic;
string course, and dentilled eaves. All windows with segmental
arches and stone cills on brackets; 9 prominent dormers. 4-pane
horned sash windows throughout. One window bay to High Street
with windows blocked to both floors to allow for chimney flues.
Corner entrance with elaborate surround (panelled pilasters and
reveals, panel above with swags, moulded cornice, all in stone);
half-glazed double doors with overlight. The 1st floor windows
on the curved elevation have simple cill railings. 2 large axial
stacks, and a prominent lateral stack to High Street (above the
blocked bays), of 2 stages; all stacks with corbelled caps.
Cast-iron rainwater goods. End elevation to Gandulph Square is
almost symmetrical, 5 window range, the gable wall treated as a
pediment with a dentilled string course between 1st floor and the
3 attic windows. Apex roof ventilator shaped as an acorn and oak
leaves. 1st floor doorway to left-hand side approached by
ornamental cast-iron stairs; ground-floor with central doorway
with stone architrave and half-glazed double doors under
rectangular overlight; another door to right, panelled with
overlight. Windows throughout exactly as to the other
elevations. Railings to cellar windows. The spear-headed
railings to the Esplanade elevation are continuous with those to
No 1 Esplanade, and are included in this listing. The Royal
Crown Hotel occupies a prominent position at the end of Rochester
Bridge.


Listing NGR: TQ7416968778

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