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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031821
English Heritage Legacy ID: 175788
Location: Swale, Kent, ME10
Electoral Ward/Division: Chalkwell
Built-Up Area: Sittingbourne
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
5282 HIGH STREET
Nos 42 and 44
TQ 9063 NE 2/4
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
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
Nos 30 to 62 (even) form a group.
Listing NGR: TQ9076063645
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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