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The New Metropole Including the Fountain in the Garden to the North and Surrounding Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Folkestone, Kent

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204004

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175396

Location: Folkestone, Shepway, Kent, CT20

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Folkestone

Built-Up Area: Folkestone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

1.
5281 METROPOLE ROAD EAST
FOLKESTONE
The New Metropole
Including the Fountain in
the garden to the north and
surrounding wall.
TR 23 NW 10/207 13.11.73.
II GV
2.
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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