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Latitude: 53.3219 / 53°19'18"N
Longitude: -3.8132 / 3°48'47"W
OS Eastings: 279323
OS Northings: 382083
OS Grid: SH793820
Mapcode National: GBR 1ZT0.8X
Mapcode Global: WH64Y.DRFR
Entry Name: Washington Hotel, East Parade
Listing Date: 16 March 1976
Last Amended: 6 June 2001
Source ID: 3461
Building Class: Commercial
Location: On corner with Clarence Road.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The previous Washington Hotel, built c1885, protruded onto the Parade; the building was re-built in 1925 to align with the road, and the rest of East Parade.
The architect was Arthur Hewitt, 1876-1951, who was Deputy Lieutenant of Caernarfonshire in 1946.
Two-storey corner building with stuccoed elevation to East Parade of seven bays. Cornice with modillions and parapet, panelled band. Rusticated ground floor; banded plinth. Projecting end bays, each with a transomed two-light window on first floor and a three-light three-centred transom window on ground floor (R window converted to doorway). Each first floor window with small corbelled balcony before it with balustraded parapet with turned balusters; each window with architrave, entablature, triangular pediment with flanking scrolls. Intermediate five bays with first floor loggia of five semi-circular-headed arches supported on Ionic columns with balustraded parapet to each bay; five three-centred openings on ground floor, central of them a door. Convex corner bay with dome and weather vane; recessed first floor window flanked by paired Ionic columns; below, elliptical-headed doorway also flanked by paired Ionic columns. Right hand return elevation with a two-light transom window above, and a semi-elliptical window below (as front). Lower two-storey wing beyond; 9 windows with central pediment; tripartite window over doorway to centre; 3 windows to each side, then further window to each end, recessed. Elevation to rear of 6 windows in similar style.
Well-designed corner building with prominent dome on The Parade. Group Value with adjacent listed buildings.
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