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The Norfolk Arms, West Sussex

The Norfolk Arms, West Sussex

The Norfolk Arms, West Sussex

The Norfolk Arms is among the most prominent buildings in the centre of Arundel, dominating the High Street both in terms of its location and its confidently austere Palladian facade.

Construction of the Grade II*-listed hotel was begun in 1783 under the auspices of Charles Howard, 10th Duke of Norfolk, and substantially complete by 1785. The building has passed down through the Dukes to the present day.

The building was enlarged further in the late 19th century when adjoining houses were demolished to create an imposing extension in a Gothic style, typical of the Victorian era and itself Grade II-listed. The facade of the hotel therefore presents an interesting juxtaposition of these two styles.

We provided a Heritage Statement for external and internal alterations to the hotel, the breadth of which necessitated careful analysis of the building and its development, along with historical research to establish the historical context which saw the building of the hotel.