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The New Metropole Including the Fountain in the Garden to the North and Surrounding Wall, Folkestone

Description: The New Metropole Including the Fountain in the Garden to the North and Surrounding Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 November 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 175396

OS Grid Reference: TR2161235394
OS Grid Coordinates: 621612, 135394
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0751, 1.1622

Location: Metropole Rd E, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2HR

Locality: Folkestone
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT20 2HR

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Listing Text

The New Metropole
Including the Fountain in
the garden to the north and
surrounding wall.
TR 23 NW 10/207 13.11.73.
Begun in 1895. Designed by T W Cutler. The sea front elevation is a rich example
of what could be called the seaside Metropole Hotel style. 4 storeys and attics.
35 windows in all. Red brick, ground floor rusticated stone. Stone cornices
and balconies. Slate roof. At each end and in the centre are projections of
5 windows each. The end projections are surmounted by shaped Dutch gables with
scrolls flanking them. The centre has a dome with a cupola of 8 columns surmounting
it, complete with ball finial and weathervane. All 3 projections have balconies,
the centre ones recessed. Similar balconies centrally placed between the projections
and 3 dormers on each side. Projecting beyond the ground floor towards the sea
is a large conservatory or winter garden of 6 large windows on each side of the
entrance of which the 2 centre windows project still further. Glass canopy between
over the doorway with anthemion motif antefixae. Behind on the north side are
2 long projecting wings, the west one much longer than the east one. In the
garden beyond these wings is a contemporary fountain comprising a bronze cherub
holding grapes and supporting the bowl of the fountain.
The New Metropole is surrounded by a low brick wall having tiled coping and cast
iron finials in the shape of torcheres. Rusticated square gain piers with bands
of red brick and tiles and ovolo moulding.

The New Metropole and Grand Hotels form a group.

Listing NGR: TR2161235394

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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