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The Grand Hotel Including Surrounding Wall, Folkestone

Description: The Grand Hotel Including Surrounding Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 November 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 175397

OS Grid Reference: TR2170235406
OS Grid Coordinates: 621702, 135406
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0751, 1.1635

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 Grand Hotel
Including surrounding wall.
TR 23 NW 10/208 13.11.73
Built between 1899 and 1903 by Daniel Baker of Folkestone, who also designed
the building. It has the date 1900 on it. In similar style to the New Metropole
but simpler. 5 storeys and attics red brick with stone dressings and cornice
above the ground floor. 4 asymrnetricaiiy placed bays rising from the ground
to 3rd floors. Gables above the end window bays. Mansard roof with 2 dormers
each between. Higher central portion with dome and simple cupola of 4 columns.
The best feature of the building is perhaps the projecting ground floor conservatory
with octagonal projections at its ends having ogee domes and a central projection
with a pediment and 2 bays each between. The east front has 22 windows, 5 similar
bays and 2 central pediments between. Group value with the New Metropole. Low
wall of stone rubble with tiled coping and piers with tiled caps.

The New Metropole and Grand Hotels form a group.

Listing NGR: TR2170235406

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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