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Royal Dart Hotel, Kingswear

Description: Royal Dart Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 100573

OS Grid Reference: SX8817251027
OS Grid Coordinates: 288172, 51027
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3485, -3.5731

Location: B3205, Kingswear, Devon TQ6 0AD

Locality: Kingswear
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ6 0AD

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Listing Text


15/79 Royal Dart IIotel

GV 11

Hotel overlooking River Dart and adjacent to railway station. Circa 1850.
Italianate style stuccoed. Low pitched hipped bitumenised slate roof with over-
sailing and bracketed eaves. The main block is three storeys and attic. Three
bays to east (road) front. Rusticated stucco ground floor with segmentally
headed recessed windows and right hand doorway. First floor band and first and
second floor windows in three tall round-headed recesses with moulded arches and
continuous impost. The second floor windows are round headed with panelled
aprons below. Three square attic windows above moulded cornice. All sash win-
dows with glazing bars. Very large segmentally arched carriageway on right
(north) to quay, with five round-headed windows above (two blind), forming link-
ing bridge to an Italianate tower on north side which has rusticated ground stage
rusticated quoins to second stage with round-headed first floor windows and clock
face with heavy moulded cornice above. Bell-stage with three small louvred open-
ings on each side and hipped roof with large shaped brackets to eaves soffit.
The river front of the main block has wide splayed two-storey bay with cast iron
balcony with tented roof on thin iron columns. Two storey wing to north is car-
ried over carriageway with first floor supported on iron columns forming a
covered way to the railway station platforms. The Royal Dart Yacht Club (esta-
blished 1866) had its club rooms in the hotel before moving to its new clubhouse
in 1881. The Hotel was formerly known as the Royal Dart Yacht Club and Family

Listing NGR: SX8817251027

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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