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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1260873



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Canterbury

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 03-Dec-1949

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 439270

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1. 944 HIGH STREET (South West Side)

Nos 44 & 45 (Queen Elizabeth's Guest Chamber) TR 1457 NE 4/67 3.12.49.


2. Originally the Crown Inn, Elizabeth I entertained the Duc d'Alencon here in 1573. Late C16. 3 storeys and dormers with hipped tiled roof having 3 C18 hipped tiled dormers. The 2nd floor is pargetted to represent rusticated masonry and has 3 sashes with glazing bars intact set in moulded architrave. Flanking these are 2 plastered panels dating from 1663 with blank shields surmounted by crowns and roses and thistles, There are 2 central panels depicting a putto astride a barrel drinking wine, and bunches of grapes. The 1st floor is partly plastered and partly timber-framed with herringbone brick infill. This floor has continuous segmental-headed mullioned windows with leaded lights and also 2 plastered bays with round-arched leaded lights. The ground floor has later shop fronts. The interior has a fine plastered ceiling on the lst floor with various motifs. This room was the Solar of the Crown Inn in tile C16. Part of the staircase is original.

Nos 37 to 46 (consec), Nos 48 & 49 form a group.

Listing NGR: TR1488857804

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National Grid Reference: TR 14893 57817


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