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© Mr Simon Braithwaite LRPS

IoE Number: 446711
Photographer: Mr Simon Braithwaite LRPS
Date Photographed: 20 May 2001
Date listed: 08 June 1973
Date of last amendment: 08 June 1973
Grade II*

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1.ST NICHOLAS CLIFF1605The Grand HotelTA 0588 4/6A

1. ST NICHOLAS CLIFF 1605 The Grand Hotel TA 0588 4/6A II* 2. 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 end towers. 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).

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