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Alexandra Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0451 / 54°2'42"N

Longitude: -2.7993 / 2°47'57"W

OS Eastings: 347760

OS Northings: 461307

OS Grid: SD477613

Mapcode National: GBR 8PWN.RP

Mapcode Global: WH846.ZL5B

Entry Name: Alexandra Hotel

Listing Date: 11 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195065

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383256

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/8/223 (East side)
11/09/90 Alexandra Hotel


Hotel. Dated 1902. Probably by Austin and Paley, in a Northern
Renaissance style. Sandstone ashlar, and slate roofs with
prominent chimney stacks in various positions. Deep L-shaped
plan on the corner with Thurnham Street. The main entrance is
to Penny Street, with secondary entrances to Thurnham Street,
where the facade is symmetrical.
3 storeys and 8 bays on Penny Street, with 5 bays to Thurnham
Street. There are bands above the plinth and between ground
and first floors, and a sill band and cornice on the first
floor; this runs all around with 2 flush bands of red
sandstone above. All windows have segmental heads.
The facade to Thurnham Street has a wide centre, projecting
slightly between raised quoins and containing a 2-storey
canted bay window whose 3 lights have rusticated segmental
lintels; above is a tall Dutch gable, flanked by octagonal
turrets and containing a pair of similar windows, set between
pilasters and under a segmental cornice. On either side is a
lower 3-storey bay, the one to the left containing an entrance
under a canopy bearing the name 'ALEXANDRA HOTEL' in stained
glass, followed by a 2-storey bay which is canted back. On the
left this elevation links to the Penny Street frontage and
has, on the first floor, under a low strapwork gable, a
mullioned and transomed window with stone balcony.
The Penny Street facade culminates on the right in a tall
gabled bay, generally similar to the one on Thurnham Street
except that it contains on the ground floor a canopied
doorway, like that on Thurnham Street, and flanked by 2 narrow
windows. On the far left this facade has on the ground floor
two altered shop fronts, with a centrally-placed canted oriel
between the 2 windows above. The central 2 bays have on the
ground floor a doorway leading to the Alexandra Hall on the
first floor and a window, with 2 pairs of transomed windows
under arched hoodmoulds on the first floor, and 2 pairs of
windows on the second floor.
INTERIOR: The Hall has 7 bays, articulated by semi-octagonal
pilasters and free Corinthian capitals, with an apse at the
east end, and a barrel-vaulted ceiling carried on ribs with
heavily moulded plasterwork.

Listing NGR: SD4776061307

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