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Bid to refurbish 17th Century hotel in Finedon

The Grade II listed Tudor Gate Hotel on High Street in Finedon
Image caption The Grade II listed Tudor Gate Hotel is on High Street in Finedon

A derelict 17th Century hotel in Northamptonshire could be refurbished under proposals to be discussed by Wellingborough council.

The Grade II-listed Tudor Gate Hotel on High Street in Finedon has been empty for four years.

Now the council is looking at the compulsory purchase of the building with the view of finding a partner to carry out its refurbishment.

The council will discuss the plans on 22 February.

Image caption The Tudor Gate Hotel in Finedon has been empty for four years

The hotel currently belongs to Ian Cunningham, who was granted planning permission to alter the building in November and has since put it up for sale.

Ward councillor John Bailey said the building was vulnerable while it was empty.

He said: "It has suffered at least one serious flood and several break-ins.

"The ground-floor windows have been boarded up but many first-floor and second-floor windows are now smashed and ivy is being allowed to penetrate the guttering and roof."

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