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WARNE'S HOTEL (MAIN BLOCK), MARINE PARADE
WORTHING, WORTHING, WEST SUSSEX
11 October 1949
Date of last amendment:
11 October 2049
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TQ 1502 SW 6/1 11.10.49.
Early C19. (Before 1826). Originally a terrace of 5 houses known as York Terrace.
Architect possibly John Rebecca of Worthing. 4 storeys and basement with area.
15 windows. Stuccoed, ground floor rusticated. Cornice above 2nd floor. A smaller
cornice above 3rd floor with parapet above. The centre and end houses project slightly
and have pilasters from 1st to 2nd floor, those on the centre house with Ionic capitals,
those on the end ones with capitals having moulding of honeysuckle leaves. These
houses with pilasters have a further set of pilasters above the cornice which are
carried up beyond the parapet and have cornices of their own. Continuous iron balcony
on the 1st floor with hood supported by trellised iron columns having Ionic capitals.
The balcony itself is supported by Ionic columns from the ground floor at each end
and on each side of the porch of each house, the entablatures of these porches being
immediately beneath the balcony. Originally each house had a curved bay of 2 windows
on the ground floor and basement, but this had been cut away in the central house
to make the main entrance of the hotel and in the case of the 2 easternmost houses
it has been removed and replaced by a modern glazed verandah constructed beneath
the balcony. The doorways had round-headed arches under the porches and pilasters,
but (except the centre one, which is modern) they are blocked and windows inserted.
Some glazing bars missing. Modern bay on East front. The back part of the building
at the North-West corner of the terrace was originally the mews of the houses.
The hotel has a large late C19 addition at the north-east. Neither part is included.