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The Priest House Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Donington, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.8431 / 52°50'35"N

Longitude: -1.3815 / 1°22'53"W

OS Eastings: 441753

OS Northings: 327471

OS Grid: SK417274

Mapcode National: GBR 7H8.RJ8

Mapcode Global: WHDH7.RS9R

Plus Code: 9C4WRJV9+79

Entry Name: The Priest House Hotel

Listing Date: 29 December 1952

Last Amended: 16 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361337

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358144

Location: Castle Donington, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, DE74

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Castle Donington

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Castle Donington St Edward the King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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The Priest House Hotel

(formerly listed under Kings Mills)

Hotel, formerly part of large mill complex known as King's Mills. Circa 1800, much extended 1964 and 1981. Original part is of ashlar with tiled roof and ashlar chimneys, and is Gothick in style.

Tall narrow block of four storeys. Band course at eaves level, battlemented gables with obelisk finials, some missing. North west gable end has tall central recess, rendered and whitewashed, with ogee arch at top. Wooden casements with diagonal leaded glazing, part renewed C20, the top floor with two-light window in ogee-arched head, the other windows of three lights. Lower windows are transomed. South east gable has similar untransomed casements with flush voussoir heads, the ground floor with four-light window and blocked door. South west side wall has matching C20 six-light windows, one to ground floor and two to first floor, and door to left in C20 gabled timber porch. To north east are large C20 extensions, rendered and whitewashed, with tiled roofs and leaded casements, not of special architectural interest.

King's Mills were medieval in origin, at first used only for corn milling and fulling. Paper mills were in existence by 1680, and later uses included plaster production using local gypsum from Chellaston, log-sawing and button-making. Mills were rebuilt c1800 by Lord Hastings in grand Gothick style on large scale, but suffered much fire damage 1864 and 1927.

Listing NGR: SK4175327471

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