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The Old Kings House

A Grade II Listed Building in Sandwich, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2771 / 51°16'37"N

Longitude: 1.3394 / 1°20'21"E

OS Eastings: 633000

OS Northings: 158401

OS Grid: TR330584

Mapcode National: GBR X12.X0J

Mapcode Global: VHLGS.55FB

Plus Code: 9F3378GQ+RQ

Entry Name: The Old Kings House

Listing Date: 19 May 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1069549

English Heritage Legacy ID: 177686

Location: Sandwich, Dover, Kent, CT13

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Sandwich

Built-Up Area: Sandwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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(North Side)
No 46
(The Old Kings House)
TR 3258 1/56 19.5.50.
TR 3358 1/56


C15 timber framed house. 3 storeys. 2 windows facing the street. The side
facing the garden is wider than the street front. The south-west front facing
the street is now faced with red brick, except the 2 gables which overhang
on bressummers and brackets. Modern casement windows. The 2nd floor of the
south-east front facing the garden is studded, but the ground floor and 1st
floors have been built out in modern brick. The house contains good panelling,
staircase, roof and plaster ceilings. Tiled roofing.
Queen Elizabeth is said to have stayed here in 1573. It is also recorded that
Henry VIII watched the departure of the fleet for the field of the Cloth of
Gold from the garret window overlooking the Quay.

Listing NGR: TR3299558407

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