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Description: South Western House
Date Listed: 11 July 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 135754
OS Grid Reference: SU4250911032
OS Grid Coordinates: 442509, 111032
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8972, -1.3969
1. CANUTE ROAD
South Western House
SU 4211 4/62 11.7.80
Completed in 1872. Architect John Norton. This was originally the South
Western Hotel, promoted by the Londn and South Western Railway for the accommodation
of liner passengers. French Renaissance building on a corner site with long
frontage to Canute Road and shorter frontage to Terminus Terrace. Four main
storeys and 2 attic storeys, built of red brick with stuccoed dressings and
rusticated ground floor. Slated high mansard roof with raised 2 storey centre.
Eleven windows to Terminus Road elevation, 16 windows to Canute Road elevation.
Corinthian pilasters between first and second floors and modillion cornice
above this. The first, third and attic storey windows have cambered heads.
Second floor windows have flat arches. Second floor attic windows are oculi.
The ground floor windows are round-headed. The end 7 bays in the Canute Road
elevation have an extra main storey and a curved pediment containing a medallion
with portrait of Queen Victoria, winged figures and emblematic pieces suggesting
railways and the sea. The entrance foyer and hall have marble columns and
wall panelling, high moulded ceiling and 4 oil paintings, elliptical in shape
over the door openings.
Listing NGR: SU4251611051
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Source: English Heritage
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