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Latitude: 51.0751 / 51°4'30"N
Longitude: 1.1622 / 1°9'43"E
OS Eastings: 621612
OS Northings: 135394
OS Grid: TR216353
Mapcode National: GBR W21.DNJ
Mapcode Global: FRA F6B8.SQ5
Entry Name: The New Metropole Including the Fountain in the Garden to the North and Surrounding Wall
Listing Date: 13 November 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204004
English Heritage Legacy ID: 175396
Location: Folkestone, Shepway, Kent, CT20
Civil Parish: Folkestone
Built-Up Area: Folkestone
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
5281 METROPOLE ROAD EAST
The New Metropole
Including the Fountain in
the garden to the north and
TR 23 NW 10/207 13.11.73.
Begun in 1895. Designed by T W Cutler. The sea front elevation is a rich example
of what could be called the seaside Metropole Hotel style. 4 storeys and attics.
35 windows in all. Red brick, ground floor rusticated stone. Stone cornices
and balconies. Slate roof. At each end and in the centre are projections of
5 windows each. The end projections are surmounted by shaped Dutch gables with
scrolls flanking them. The centre has a dome with a cupola of 8 columns surmounting
it, complete with ball finial and weathervane. All 3 projections have balconies,
the centre ones recessed. Similar balconies centrally placed between the projections
and 3 dormers on each side. Projecting beyond the ground floor towards the sea
is a large conservatory or winter garden of 6 large windows on each side of the
entrance of which the 2 centre windows project still further. Glass canopy between
over the doorway with anthemion motif antefixae. Behind on the north side are
2 long projecting wings, the west one much longer than the east one. In the
garden beyond these wings is a contemporary fountain comprising a bronze cherub
holding grapes and supporting the bowl of the fountain.
The New Metropole is surrounded by a low brick wall having tiled coping and cast
iron finials in the shape of torcheres. Rusticated square gain piers with bands
of red brick and tiles and ovolo moulding.
The New Metropole and Grand Hotels form a group.
Listing NGR: TR2161235394
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