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Royal Victoria Hotel, Saint Leonards

Description: Royal Victoria Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 September 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 293990

OS Grid Reference: TQ7989908831
OS Grid Coordinates: 579899, 108831
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8510, 0.5543

Locality: Saint Leonards
Local Authority: Hastings Borough Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN38 0BN

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Listing Text

St Leonards
Royal Victoria Hotel
TQ 7908 NE 10/415
1828 by James Burton, much altered in 1903. Stuccoed. Slate mansard roof. 5
storeys, and attic. 1:3:3:3:1 windows, centre and ends project with pediments
over, the centre 3 rising through the attic with Royal coat of arms in pediment.
2nd and 3rd floor have giant order of pilasters supporting an entablature, at the
centre and ends there are giant Corinthian columns. 2nd floor canted bay windows
with ogee-shaped roofs. Bracketed eaves cornice. Pedimented dormers in mansard.
Rendered chimney stack with large cornices. On the ground and 1st floor the centre
projects with Corinthian columns supporting entablature with large round-arched
window to right and doorway to left with cast iron canopy over. To right of centre
the ground and 1st floor outbuilt modern, to left 2-bay arcade with balustraded
balcony above.
Part of James Burton's design for St Leonards. Original 1828 entrance at rear.
Originally named St Leonards Hotel built 1828-9, subsequently became favourite
rendezvous of the Royal Family. Past residents include Queen Victoria, King George
V, Prince Albert, Princess Louise, Edward VII and Edward Prince of Wales.
After French February Revolution of 1848 Louis Philippe resided here for some
time and was visited by Guizot and Thiers. Other distinguished visitors include:-
Gladstone, Palmerston, Tennyson, King of the Belgiums, HRH the Grand Duke of Baden,
Duke of Saxe Cobourg Gotha.

Nos 36 to 44 (consec) and No 40A (Eastern Colonnade), Royal Victoria Hotel,
Nos 48 to 53 (consec) (Western Colonnade), No 57 and Nos 60 to 62 (consec)
form a group of which Nos 60, 61 and 62 are of local interest only.

Listing NGR: TQ7989908831

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Source: English Heritage

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