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Centre of Britain Hotel


The Centre of Britain Hotel is located on Main street in Haltwhistle. It was previously known as the Red Lion Hotel. The hotel has a three storey frontage; it's slightly projecting eastern bay is a rare example of a 15th/16th century pele tower. Though altered, it is important as a rare example of a pele tower surviving in an urban environment; the hotel is Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England.[1] The hotel takes it's name from the argument that Haltwhistle is the geographical centre of Great Britain.

Haltwhistle Grade II* Listed Pele Tower Historic Buildings and Monuments in Haltwhistle Civil Parish Haltwhistle, the Centre of Britain
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Centre of Britain Hotel, Main Street, Haltwhistle

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Centre of Britain Hotel, Haltwhistle

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Sign for The Centre of Britain Hotel, Main Street

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(Former) pele tower, The Centre of Britain Hotel, Main Street

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RED LION HOTEL - Haltwhistle - List Entry
- "Hotel. Probably mid C15 pele tower with early-mid C18 wing; entire street front refaced and refenestrated in late C18-early C19. Rubble (rendered and painted on front), plain-tiled roofs and stone ...

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List number: 1303038
List grade: 2*
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NY7077164109

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