Description: Royal Hotel
Date Listed: 8 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 228740
OS Grid Reference: TG2331608636
OS Grid Coordinates: 623316, 308636
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6295, 1.2984
TG 2308 NW AGRICULTURAL HALL PLAIN
16/5 Royal Hotel
Former hotel, now restaurant/bar offices. 1896-97.
E. Boardman and Sons. Red brick and terra cotta panels. Slate roofs.
Island site. 4 storeys plus attic storey. 6 south facing bays counted
as the principal facets of the semi-octagonal plan. Square corner
turrets and dormer gables to the end and central bays. The ground
floor mullion and transom have semi-circular moulded brick arches with
drip course. The central, south entrance had a first floor balcony
above supported on consoles and extending half-way across the adjoining
bays. The single-storey bay window above has brick mullion and transom
windows and a crenellated parapet. Mullion and transom windows with
side-hung casements throughout. Sash windows on the 3rd floor. The
dormer gables each have 4 sash windows, flat rubbed brick arches and a
triangular pediment above the 2 central windows. The central gable
has blind reticulated tracery above the pediment. Mullion and transom
stair windows in the adjoining left-hand bay at half-floor level.
Contained within a ½ bay width recess with moulded brick jambs and a
semi-circular head with blind tracery. The square turrets that flank
the end and central dormer gables are emphasized in the facade by the
windows being contained within a paired, arched rocess with moulded
brick jamb and square, decorated aprons beneath the windows. The
corners of the building have twisted brick pilasters terminating at
cornice level, small octagonal turrets with blind tracery above.
Heavy cornice with tripartite arches supporting vegetal frieze and
parapet. 4 hipped-roof dormers between each corner turret and dormer
gable. Pyramidal roofs with finial to turrets and lead conical roofs
to octagonal turrets.
Listing NGR: TG2331608636
Source: English Heritage
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