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Description: Chalet Cafe
Date Listed: 14 February 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 310244
OS Grid Reference: SZ5842980926
OS Grid Coordinates: 458429, 80926
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6251, -1.1753
SZ5880 RYLSTONE GARDENS
1352-0/9/210 Chalet Cafe
Cafe. c1880 built in the style of a Swiss chalet. Built of
Isle of Wight stone rubble with slate roof and wooden
verandah. 2 storeys square in plan. North elevation has wide
gable with plain bargeboards, pendant and finial overhanging
on wooden brackets with quatrefoil motif. Decorative stone
band and 4 pointed French windows to both floors. The
principal decorative feature is a 2 storey balcony and
verandah round 3 sides with wooden columns and fretted
balustrade. Decorative tiling with Greek key design to ground
floor. East elevation has 2 windows. 1st floor has pointed
French window and 1 ogee-headed window. Ground floor has
pointed headed door surround with fanlight to left and
ogee-headed window to right. The inspiration for this building
is probably the Swiss chalet at Osborne House. Stylistically
it has affinities with Keats Inn (See Osborne Road) and may be
by the same hand.
Listing NGR: SZ5842980926
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Source: English Heritage
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