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Latitude: 52.4424 / 52°26'32"N
Longitude: -0.8219 / 0°49'18"W
OS Eastings: 480177
OS Northings: 283371
OS Grid: SP801833
Mapcode National: GBR CV5.WK6
Mapcode Global: VHDR1.PWW0
Plus Code: 9C4XC5RH+X7
Entry Name: King's Arms Public House
Listing Date: 8 November 2002
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1393940
English Heritage Legacy ID: 509192
Location: Desborough, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14
Civil Parish: Desborough
Built-Up Area: Desborough
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Desborough St Giles
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
1752/0/10013 HIGH STREET
King's Arms Public House
Public house. c.1700 with mid C19 additions and C20 alterations. Coursed rubblestone with later blue brick plinth and stone coped slate roof with brick end and various rear stacks. Rear wings of brick. Central-staircase plan originally. 2 storeys, cellar and attic. 3-window range at first floor of 6/6 sashes to left and centre, and sash-type window to right. Ground floor has 6/6 sash to left, central panelled door, 6/6 sash to centre right and a canted bay beyond with 4/4 and 8/8 sashes. Moulded stucco cornice with 3 gabled dormers above which have small-pane windows. Left end blank but paired sash on single-storey rear wing. Right end has 6/6 sash on ground floor to right and small casement on side of rear 2-storey wing. The single-storey rear wing is attached to a long 2-storey range with a rubble stone back and brick sides and front.
Slate roof. Various doors, garage doors and windows below with 6 windows above and perhaps a former loft door, now boarded.
INTERIOR. Front range ground floor opened up but chamfered bridging beams survive (boxed to right). On first floor room divisions remain and there are chamfered bridging beams with ogee stops. One 2-panel door with HL hinges visible and others may survive at present covered with hardboard. Winder stair leads to attic and has simple balustrade at top. Here there are old wide floorboards and the massive principals of the roof with collars visible above door height. Roof of long rear range has bolted trusses.
The front range is a comparatively little-altered example of a house of the period.
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