HISTORIC GODALMING

The King's Arms and Royal Hotel

 

The King's Arms and Royal Hotel in 2006

 

This frontage is said to bear the date of 1753 (This date is not presently visible and may by hidden by the coat of arms), but the interior is much older. 

It is constructed of red bricks with alternating black headers. These black bricks appear silver in the sunlight. The overall effect is very pleasing and lively, particularly in the morning sun.

 

The board on the pediment shows Henry VIII's arms

 

This plaque dates from 1998 and commemorates the visit of Peter the Great in 1698

 

HISTORICAL IMAGES

Going back in time

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image: Godalming Museum, ref 1197.11

 

The King's Arms and Royal Hotel in 1951, with The Woolpack on the left

 



Image: Godalming Museum, ref Woods H2 p107 

 

This is the King's Arms Hotel in 1890, with the eastern end converted into a residence - it later became shops

 


 

 

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