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Description: 3-15, Royal Terrace
Date Listed: 23 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 122921
OS Grid Reference: TQ8828785182
OS Grid Coordinates: 588287, 185182
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5341, 0.7134
Nos 3 to 15 (consec)
TQ 8885 7/50 23.11.51.
Built in 1791 as part of a project to develop the south end of Prittlewell parish
as a seaside resort. In 1803 Princess Caroline of Wales stayed at Nos 7 and 8 and
in 1804 the terrace was renamed Royal Terrace. Nos 1 and 2 now form part of Royal
Hotel. It is a terrace of yellow brick houses with stuccoed ground storeys and
a parapet and modillion cornice. Nos 4 and 5 and 10 and 11 are faced in stucco.
Altered in the C19. 3 storeys and attics. Nos 3 to 6 (consec) have 12 window range,
Nos 7 and 8 have 4 window range with stucco pilasters through the upper 2 storeys
and Nos 9 to 14 (consec) have 18 window range. No 15 has 3 window range, altered
in the C20, with a C20 attic storey. The windows are mainly double-hung sashes,
some with glazing bars, some are casements. In the C19 ornamental cast iron covered
balconies were added to the 1st storey, supported on slender cast iron pillars,
those to No 14 are twisted. There are 6-panel doors with semi-circular fanlights
with radial glazing bars and fluted architraves. Nos 7 and 8 have Doric engaged
columns with open dentilled pediments and Nos 9, 12 and 14 have rusticated surrounds
to the doorways. The centre part, Nos 7 and 8, has a slate mansard roof with 2
semi-circular dormer windows.
Nos 3 to 15 (consec) form a group with Royal Hotel, High Street.
Listing NGR: TQ8828785182
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Source: English Heritage
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