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King's Head Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Beccles, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4576 / 52°27'27"N

Longitude: 1.5634 / 1°33'48"E

OS Eastings: 642188

OS Northings: 290378

OS Grid: TM421903

Mapcode National: GBR XMD.S39

Mapcode Global: VHM6K.1HVB

Plus Code: 9F43FH57+28

Entry Name: King's Head Hotel

Listing Date: 22 September 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186923

English Heritage Legacy ID: 363000

Location: Beccles, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR34

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Beccles

Built-Up Area: Beccles

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Beccles St Michael and Saint Luke

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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(East Side)
King's Head Hotel
TM 429O 2/61


17th and 18th century with alterations. This was a coaching inn, and until
comparatively recently the central archway, now the main entrance to the
lounge, was open and led through a cobbled yard with galleries round to the
yard at the back. The 17th century portion is 2 storeys and attic. 3 gabled
dormers with barge boards. Thin brick. Sashes, in flush frames, with glazing
bars and flat arches. Plaster cove cornice with bed mould. Plain tiles.
Stack with 6 octagonal detached flues, with base moulds and united at
capping. Modern door in original wood case with architrave frieze and cornice.
The 18th century parts flank the earlier, 1 window west and 2 windows east,
3 storeys red brick, the attic floor enclosed by screen wall on main cornice
above pilasters. This treatment continued, on return front facing Newmarket,
5 windows with central entrance. Rusticated quoins. Moulded brick cornice.
Slate roof. Sashes with flush frames, flat arches with stone keys.

Elliptical central arch over entrance with rustications and stone key.
Modern door. Altered interior retains some early features including hewn
chamfered beams. Part of a group with No 2: also a group with "Wine Shop"
and No 8.

Newmarket forms a most important central group including the buildings
around and in the "island'.

Listing NGR: TM4218890378

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