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Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth

Description: Royal Bath Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 101705

OS Grid Reference: SZ0909090887
OS Grid Coordinates: 409090, 90887
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7175, -1.8726

Location: B3066, Bournemouth BH1 2EW

Locality: Bournemouth
County: Bournemouth
Country: England
Postcode: BH1 2EW

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Listing Text

5l86 (East Side)
Royal Bath Hotel
SZ 099O 19/168 1.8.74.


1837-8, Benjamin Ferrey for Sir George Tapps-Gervis, vastly extended 1878-80
by C C Creeke for hotelier Sir Merton Russell-Cotes. Stucco classical, 2 and
3 storeys, varied silhouette. Ferrey's hotel survives in main entrance wing
at south end: composition of centre and wings is his, with tripartite 1st floor
window framed by Ionic columns. Creeke added 2nd floor to centre, with Corinthian
columns, also projecting corner pavilions with canted bays and recessed chateau
roofs of patterned slate (iron cresting). Garden side also symmetrical with
central bow under conical roof, conservatory across front. To north, street
front has facade, 5 windows wide, in Barry-Italianate: rusticated ground floor,
triangular pediments to lst floor windows, segmental pediments to 2nd floor windows,
balustraded parapet. Beyond it, Buttery entrance under narrow segmental pediment
between canted bays, followed by long 2-storey Casino Club, with 3 spired tourelles,
patterned slates, moulded corbel- bases. On garden side big later extension with
another conical-roofed bow between polygonal towers with short spires. Recent
block to north-east. For Russell-Cotes Museum, see Russell-Cotes Road.

Listing NGR: SZ0909090887

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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