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Latitude: 53.9047 / 53°54'16"N
Longitude: -1.3466 / 1°20'47"W
OS Eastings: 443028
OS Northings: 445590
OS Grid: SE430455
Mapcode National: GBR MR19.80
Mapcode Global: WHDB7.930X
Entry Name: Royal Hotel
Listing Date: 30 March 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1313495
English Heritage Legacy ID: 341971
Location: Boston Spa, Leeds, LS23
Civil Parish: Boston Spa
Built-Up Area: Boston Spa
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Lower Wharfe
Church of England Diocese: York
SE 4245-4345 BOSTON SPA HIGH STREET
LS23 (south side)
6/51 No 182 (Royal Hotel)
Public house, hotel and offices. 1753, built by Joseph Taite, mason of
Bramham (Scott, p.12); enlarged c1870, altered C20. Painted magnesian
limestone; stone slate, Welsh slate and C20 cement-tile roofs. Elongated
range in 4 parts: original 3-storey, 3-bay house extended on right by a
taller 2-storey, 5-bay addition of c1870; aid-C18 3-storey, 3-bay side wing
set back on left with 2-storey, 2-bay block beyond. Original house: blocked
central door flanked by Venetian windows having projecting sills, casements
with glazing bars and keyed arches; 4-pane sashes under flat arches to 1st
floor; smaller 4-pane sashes to 2nd floor under C20 fascia board; cement-
tiled roof with yellow-brick end stacks. C20 addition on right: recessed bay
1 with possibly resited C18 doorway having 6-panel door and fanlight with
Gothick glazing bars under archivolt in a Doric-columned stone porch with
triglyphs, guttae and open pediment; ground-floor sill band links 4-pane
sashes under painted wedge lintels; lst-floor band; projecting stone sills to
matching 4-pane sashes beneath fascia board; yellow-brick ridge stack to
right of bay 1, painted brick end stack on right. Side-wing set back on left
of original house: C20 porch flanked by plain sashes with projecting sills on
shaped blocks and wooden surrounds; two 3-light horizontally-sliding sashes
under flat arches to 1st floor; 3 similar 2nd-floor windows with shaped sill
blocks, the central window is blind; stone slate roof with brick end stack on
left. 2-bay block beyond: Venetian window with plain sashes beneath two 4-
pane sashes with projecting stone sills and segmental heads; Welsh slate roof
with rendered ridge stack on left and end'stack in front of ridge on right.
Rear: earlier parts have stone slate roofs. Recorded as the first
substantial house of Boston Spa built as an inn on the newly turnpiked
Tadcaster - Otley Road at its junction with the lane to Thorp Arch (Scott,
p.12). Various C20 flat-roofed additions and brick addition to rear-right
are not of special interest.
B. M. Scott,Boston Spa, 2nd edition, 1985.
Listing NGR: SE4302845590
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