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Palace Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in High Peak, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.261 / 53°15'39"N

Longitude: -1.9154 / 1°54'55"W

OS Eastings: 405741

OS Northings: 373779

OS Grid: SK057737

Mapcode National: GBR HZ2Q.3R

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.K94D

Entry Name: Palace Hotel

Listing Date: 18 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258009

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463191

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

Electoral Ward/Division: Corbar

Built-Up Area: Buxton (High Peak)

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Fairfield St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


616-1/3/62 (West side)
18/10/94 Palace Hotel


Formerly known as: Buxton Hotel PALACE ROAD.
Hotel. 1868, with C20 alterations and additions. By Henry
Currey. Coursed dressed millstone grit with ashlar dressings
and Welsh slate Mansard roofs with ornate iron ridge railings.
STYLE: French chateau.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attic and basement. Moulded plinth,
ground floor impost band, moulded first floor cornice band and
moulded second-floor band. Deeply moulded eaves cornice with
brackets and iron railed parapet.
Main symmetrical 17-window front arranged 2:4:1:3:1:4:2 with
projecting 5 window centre and 2 window pavilions. Central
projecting porch with triple round arches supported on painted
cast-iron columns with double doors and 3 round headed windows
with margin glazing. Above 3 cross casements with pilaster
surrounds and bracketed hoods forming balconies with iron
railings to the 3 round headed windows above, also with flat
hoods. Attic has open pediment and tripartite window with
round headed centre. Single bays set back to each side have
round headed doorways and then similar fenestration.
Set back 4 window side wings have slightly projecting ground
floors topped with similar balustrade and fenestration to
centre block, with pedimented dormer windows to attic. 2
window slightly projecting outer pavilions have similar
fenestration with rusticated pilaster strips at the corners.
Central section and side pavilions are linked by low stone
walls and ornate iron railings.
Left return originally of 4 bays, now of 7 bays with right
angled wing and similar articulation.
INTERIOR: retains large entrance hall with stairs to rear,
both with ornate plasterwork and marble pillars.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire:
Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 116; Leach John: The Book Of Buxton:
Leicester: 1987-: 126+127).

Listing NGR: SK0574173779

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