The Moorend Park Hotel was one of Charlton Kings most remarkable buildings. It was built between 1835 and 1849 by a Birmingham businessman named Friend Cregoe Colmore to a design by John Buonarotti Papworth, the grandiose private house resembled a grand Bavarian hunting lodge. Papworth was also the architect who designed the Rotunda Building in Montpellier. The extravagant building became a hotel in the 1920’s. The Moorend Park Hotel also boasted a magnificent orangery, but this was demolished in later years. Sadly, the wonderful building was razed to the ground in 1979. The houses in Newcourt Park now occupy the site.

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