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Hotel Imperial

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

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Latitude: 54.1115 / 54°6'41"N

Longitude: -3.2295 / 3°13'46"W

OS Eastings: 319717

OS Northings: 469101

OS Grid: SD197691

Mapcode National: GBR 5NWW.MW

Mapcode Global: WH72H.CXCF

Entry Name: Hotel Imperial

Listing Date: 6 May 1976

Last Amended: 20 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197887

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388431

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 Mark

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


708-1/12/36 (North West side)
06/05/76 Hotel Imperial
(Formerly Listed as:
Imperial Hotel with two lamps in


Hotel. c1875. By Thomas Bennett. For TC and J Hunter (plan).
Red brick with ashlar sandstone dressings, slate roof. 4
storeys with attic, 11 bays with windows in rhythm
3:1:2:2:2:1. Chamfered plinth. 4-pane sashes on continuous
sill bands. Main entrance to bay 4 has panelled double doors
in raised ashlar surround with pilasters, columns and round
arch with carved spandrels bearing initials 'TC' and 'JH';
cornice on consoles surmounted by balustraded balcony.
Ground-floor windows have sill blocks and gauged-brick, round
arches under linked, pointed-arched hoodmoulds. Doorway formed
through bay 2 window; square-headed vehicle entrance to bay
11. 1st floor: moulded brick, round arches to each window;
round-arched, continuous hoodmould. 2nd floor: shouldered
lintels beneath segmental brick arches and segmentally-arched,
continuous hoodmould. 3rd floor windows have segmental-arched
lintels and straight cornices. String course and corbel table
to eaves cornice with blocking course. Front-slope stack
between bays 6 and 7 has offset plinth, band and cornice; 2
similar stacks on right now truncated. Brick dormer added over
bays 1-4. Plans submitted in 1874 for a 'New Hotel' by 'Thomas
Bennet, Architect, Cornwallis Street'. The drawings clearly
relate to this hotel although the window treatment must have
been revised.
(Building Plans Register: 1875-: NO.589).

Listing NGR: SD1971769101

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