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Durley Court Hotel Washington Hotel, Bournemouth

Description: Durley Court Hotel Washington Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 101737

OS Grid Reference: SZ0801490976
OS Grid Coordinates: 408014, 90976
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7184, -1.8878

Location: 2 Somerville Road, Bournemouth BH2 5JQ

Locality: Bournemouth
County: Bournemouth
Country: England
Postcode: BH2 5JQ

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Listing Text

(West Side)
No 3
(Washington Hotel)
and No 5
(Durley Court Hotel)
SZ 0890 12/92 1.8.74.


2 almost identical Italianate stucco villas, circa 1850-60, asymmetrical, 3 storeys
and basement. Open-pediment gables to north (with lunette over arched window
over entrance door) and east (with arched window over tripartite window over
projecting square bay with pseudo-leaded roof and window of 5 arched lights).
North-west corner has 2-storey canted bay with shouldered lintels to segment-headed
windows. Rectangular bay with pairs of arched windows on each floor set diagonally
across south-west corner. Chimneys grouped in fours with slits between, supporting
cornice, tall base of stack with arched window. Washington has flat-roofed modern
extension in north-east angle, Durley Court has good original conservatory with
arched lights in that position. Durley Court has lost chimneys, except 2 of
buff brick.

No 3 (Washington Hotel) and No 5 (Durley Court Hotel) form a group.

Listing NGR: SZ0800890946

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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