© Mr Simon Braithwaite LRPS
THE GRAND HOTEL, ST NICHOLAS CLIFF
SCARBOROUGH, SCARBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Mr Simon Braithwaite LRPS
20 May 2001
08 June 1973
Date of last amendment:
08 June 1973
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1. ST NICHOLAS CLIFF
The Grand Hotel
TA 0588 4/6A
1863-67. Architect Cuthbert Brodrick. Immense structure in red brick with tawny
terracotta dressings, 4 storeys, basement, and storey at eaves cornice level,
and 2 storey attic. 3-6+3-6 3 windows, the ends slightly projecting. Rusticated
basement. Round headed windows to ground and 1st floors, the latter with continuous
iron railed balcony on large console brackets. Ornamental cornice across over
1st, 2nd and 3rd floor windows, the latter windows with segmental heads. The
top floor windows are between huge projecting upright console brackets supporting
the eaves. The ends of the roof have tall slim 2 storey domes rising from a
brick and terracotta attic storey. Dormer windows rising from front wall with
terracotta pediments and ball finials. Round headed dormer windows above this.
Slates. The centre of the elevation has a 3 bay arched porch with paired composite
columns in antis. Tripartite windows on each floor above this and an elaborate
pedimented gable with window above the eaves. Narrow end of building towards
the sea has large bowed end with quasi-domed and dormered roof between the domed
Sea front 3-13-3 windows. Same design as front but no central feature. Fully
exposed 3 storey basement, (later?) full length of building with elaborate architectural
treatment rising to a cornice. Above this a modern storey in glass. Interior
has fine staircase. See "Architecture of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries"
by H R Hitchcock (1958).