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Hotel Majestic

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1108 / 54°6'39"N

Longitude: -3.227 / 3°13'37"W

OS Eastings: 319882

OS Northings: 469024

OS Grid: SD198690

Mapcode National: GBR 5NXX.54

Mapcode Global: WH72H.DXKY

Entry Name: Hotel Majestic

Listing Date: 6 May 1976

Last Amended: 20 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388460

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Town: Barrow-in-Furness

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Barrow-in-Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Barrow-in-Furness St George

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


BARROW IN FURNESS

SD1969SE DUKE STREET
708-1/12/61 (South West side)
06/05/76 Hotel Majestic
(Formerly Listed as:
DUKE STREET
(South West side)
Majestic Hotel)

GV II

Hotel. Dated 'HT 1904', altered. By JY McIntosh. For Henry
Tyson (plan). Red brick with red ashlar sandstone to ground
floor and to dressings, graduated slate roof.
3 storeys with attic, 2:3:3:2 bays; bays 1 and 2 flat the rest
set on curve, outer bays broader. Chamfered plinth,
channel-rusticated ground floor; principal bay divisions have
3-storey pilasters.
Ground floor: ashlar doorcase to bay 3 (now a window) has
archivolt and Jacobean panels above the cornice; simpler
doorcase to bay 9 with panelled double doors and segmental
pediment raised on 3 short pilasters; a 3rd doorway to bay 1
(also now a window) has dentilled cornice and pedimented niche
over. Moulded limestone sills linked by band; later casements
in bolection-moulded architraves with pulvinated friezes and
segmental pediments; canopied entrance formed through bay-2
windows.
Cornice forms sills to 1st-floor windows and from it rise
2-storey pilasters between the central bays. Unequally-hung
sashes with lintels and cornices; outer bays have 3-light
mullioned windows in corniced architraves. Sunken apron panels
to shorter, 2nd-floor windows; outer windows with pilaster
mullions. Principal-pilaster capitals carved with volutes and
Edwardian masks; date to centre. 2nd-floor cornice breaks
forward over all pilasters and from it, over each end, rise
stylised Flemish gables each with large scrolled supports,
windows on 2 levels and 2 pilasters supporting a segmental
pediment. Ashlar balustrade to centre; behind are 6 gabled
roof dormers and a central brick stack with panelled sides;
matching ridge stack behind left gable.
Various plans submitted for this building from 1901-1903.
Dormers shown as round-headed in early C20 photograph.
(Building Plans Register: 1903-: 4716; Trescatheric B: Barrow
in Furness in Old Picture Postcards: Netherlands: 1982-: PL
106).


Listing NGR: SD1988269024

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