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Dolphin Hotel, Southampton

Description: Dolphin Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 135831

OS Grid Reference: SU4203511352
OS Grid Coordinates: 442035, 111352
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9001, -1.4036

Location: High Street, Southampton SO14 2AA

Locality: Southampton
County: Southampton
Country: England
Postcode: SO14 2AA

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There is also a scheduled monument, Lankasters vault, High Street, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

5239 (east side)

Nos 34 and 35
(Dolphin Hotel)
SU 4211 4/134 14.7.53


Street front of circa 1760 with early C19 extension. Some C16 buildings at
back and in yard, part brick with stone mullioned window and part timber-framed
with plaster infilling. Main front of symmetrical block of 3 storeys and
attics with an early C19 north wing. Main part red brick with rusticated
stuccoed ground floor and tiled mansard roof. Five dormers. Stone capped
parapet and moulded wooden cornice carried round the heads of bow windows
and to small central parapet. Rusticated stuccoed ground floor with 2 large
segmental 2 storeyed bow windows on flanks to first and second floors. Central
segmental arched opening to yard. Two right-hand windows altered to 3 arched
windows with secondary entrance. Upper floors have 5 windows and two 3-light
curved bow windows. Early C19 balcony to central first floor window with
good cast iron railings having anthemion motif. The north wing is of yellow
brick with painted brick ground floor. Brick parapet with stone coping.
Small moulded cornice at second floor level. Two brick stringcourses between
ground and first floor and at first floor cill level. Five sash windows with
painted stucco flat arches. Second floor windows all blocked. The hotel
dining room on the first floor front has C18 features including a pair of
carved stone fireplaces in the manner of Henry Cheere. The entrance hall
also has an C18 stone chimney piece in the manner of Cheere. C18 staircase
to rear and left of dining room has mid-C18 coved plaster ceilings formerly
over rooms.

Listing NGR: SU4200611268

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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