The Royal Hotel, Kettering: Historic Building Assessment

Author(s): Aimee Henderson

The Royal Hotel is a Grade II listed building located at the northern end of Market Place in Kettering. There has been an inn on this site since at least the 18th century but the existing building owes much of its present appearance and character to extensive reordering works in 1878, as identified by a date stone on the northernmost gable. The Royal Hotel was preceded on the same site by a coaching inn known as the White Hart, which changed its name to the Royal Hotel after a visit from Queen Victoria in 1844. The building has been extended and internally altered since the late 19th century but has continually operated as a hotel for over 200 years. The Royal Hotel is part of the Kettering High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) and has been highlighted as a target building within the HSHAZ delivery plan. This report provides an assessment of the fabric, setting and significance of the building to inform future repair, conservation and development work.

Report Number:
Research Report
Modern Post Medieval Standing Building Standing Structure Architectural Investigation Historic Heritage Action Zone


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