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Royal Victoria Hotel, Swanage

Description: Royal Victoria Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 108198

OS Grid Reference: SZ0332178658
OS Grid Coordinates: 403321, 78658
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6076, -1.9544

Location: A351, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2LN

Locality: Swanage
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 2LN

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Listing Text

(south side)
No 1
(Royal Victoria Hotel)
SZ 0378 NW 5/72 27.11.73

Building of various periods from C17. Three storeys with a wing each side of the
central block, white rendering, slate roof. Central block recorded as being built
in C16 as a manor house. Front elevation dates from first half of C18. Pilasters
remain visible between upper storey windows and have Ionic capitals below stone
eaves cornice and blocking course. Central stone pediment has Venetian window and
cornice with modillions. Upper storey has 5 sash windows with original glazing bars,
shouldered architraves and keystones. Middle storey has an early C20 projection
extending from the bottom storey across the entire front of the block. The roof of
this has a semi-circular glass projection in the centre. Six sash windows. Both wings
first half of Cl9 which continue stone eaves cornice and blocking course of the central
block. Sash windows, those of upper storey have original glazing bars. Some modern
windows inserted. The hotel, formed by William Morton Pitt from the original manor
house, was Visited by Queen (then Princess) Victoria in 1833 - hence the name,

Note: The south part of the east wing is now in separate ownership - see Pier View
Flats, Seymer Road. RCHM Monument 8.

Listing NGR: SZ0332178658

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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