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The Sun Hotel, Warkworth

Description: The Sun Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 237180

OS Grid Reference: NU2479705859
OS Grid Coordinates: 424797, 605859
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3461, -1.6105

Location: Castle Terrace, Warkworth, Northumberland NE65 0UP

Locality: Warkworth
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 0UP

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Listing Text


22/289 The Sun Hotel


Hotel. C18 house of the Lewin family, largely rebuilt 1825 by John Muers.
Front ashlar; other elevations squared stone of varying quality. Welsh slate
roofs; some stacks rebuilt in brick. Plan: Built on sloping site, facing
uphill; 3 rear wings and outshut.

Front elevation in two sections. Both parts have plinth and rusticated
quoins. Right part 3 storeys, 3 bays, symmetrical. Central door of 6 beaded
panels, under patterned fanlight, in surround with fluted columns and open-
pedimented hood. 12-pane sash window above. Outer bays have tripartite
sashes to ground and 1st floors; 9-pane short sashes (centre renewed) to top
floor. Moulded eaves cornice. Coped gables; stepped-and-corniced right end
stack, left end stack rebuilt on old base. Lower left part 2 storeys + attic,
3 bays, symmetrical. Central 6-panel door, with 8-pane overlight, under
cornice on console brackets; flanking tripartite sashes; 12-pane sashses above.
Moulded eaves cornice broken by central open-pedimented half dormer holding
paired renewed 9-pane short sashes. Coped left end gable. All windows have
slightly-projecting sills.

Right return: 2-bay gable end of front block shows blocked windows ground
floor and 1st floor left, 12-pane sash 1st floor right and 9-pane short sashes
to top floor. To right, behind C20 sun lounge, C18 3-bay rear wing with added
C19 1st floor: central renewed door and ground-floor 12-pane sashes, all under
keyed supra-lintels; renewed 12-pane sashes above; roof hipped to right.

Left return and rear elevations show various sash and casement windows.

Interior: Front block has 6-panel doors with beaded mouldings. Cocktail Bar
(ground floor right) has floral cornice and anthemion frieze. Dog-leg stair
with stick balusters, moulded handrail, panelled lower newel and carved tread
ends; upper part altered. Dining Room in rear wing has fielded-panel doors
and shutters, fluted frieze and dentil cornice.

Attached sun lounge is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NU2479705859

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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