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Latitude: 51.279 / 51°16'44"N
Longitude: 1.0799 / 1°4'47"E
OS Eastings: 614893
OS Northings: 157818
OS Grid: TR148578
Mapcode National: GBR TY2.PV6
Mapcode Global: VHLGM.N3RW
Entry Name: Queen Elizabeth's Guest Chamber
Listing Date: 3 December 1949
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1260873
English Heritage Legacy ID: 439270
Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT1
Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate
Built-Up Area: Canterbury
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
944 HIGH STREET
(South West Side)
Nos 44 & 45
(Queen Elizabeth's Guest Chamber)
TR 1457 NE 4/67 3.12.49.
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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