Description: The Sun Hotel
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
NU 2405 WARKWORTH CASTLE TERRACE
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
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
Source: English Heritage
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