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Royal Victoria Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Swanage, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6076 / 50°36'27"N

Longitude: -1.9544 / 1°57'15"W

OS Eastings: 403321

OS Northings: 78658

OS Grid: SZ033786

Mapcode National: GBR 459.YGF

Mapcode Global: FRA 67SG.JDN

Entry Name: Royal Victoria Hotel

Listing Date: 26 June 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152524

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108198

Location: Swanage, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Swanage

Built-Up Area: Swanage

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Swanage St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

HIGH STREET
1.
5190
(south side)
No 1
(Royal Victoria Hotel)
SZ 0378 NW 5/72 27.11.73
II

2.
Building of various periods from C17. Three storeys with a wing each side of the
central block, white rendering, slate roof. Central block recorded as being built
in C16 as a manor house. Front elevation dates from first half of C18. Pilasters
remain visible between upper storey windows and have Ionic capitals below stone
eaves cornice and blocking course. Central stone pediment has Venetian window and
cornice with modillions. Upper storey has 5 sash windows with original glazing bars,
shouldered architraves and keystones. Middle storey has an early C20 projection
extending from the bottom storey across the entire front of the block. The roof of
this has a semi-circular glass projection in the centre. Six sash windows. Both wings
first half of Cl9 which continue stone eaves cornice and blocking course of the central
block. Sash windows, those of upper storey have original glazing bars. Some modern
windows inserted. The hotel, formed by William Morton Pitt from the original manor
house, was Visited by Queen (then Princess) Victoria in 1833 - hence the name,

Note: The south part of the east wing is now in separate ownership - see Pier View
Flats, Seymer Road. RCHM Monument 8.


Listing NGR: SZ0332178658

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