© Mr Cyril Selby LRPS, LMPA
CHAPMANS, OXFORD ROAD (north side)
WORTHING, WORTHING, WEST SUSSEX
Mr Cyril Selby LRPS, LMPA
15 May 2006
01 September 1997
Date of last amendment:
01 September 1997
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TQ 1403 RAILWAY APPROACH
Includes: Chapmans, OXFORD ROAD
Alternatively known as: Central Hotel, RAILWAY APPROACH.
Hotel and public house. c1900 with some late C20 alterations and extensions to rear. Vernacular Revival style of red brick in English bond with timber-framed gables with plastered infi1l and tiled roof with tall brick chimneystacks.
EXTERIOR: the principal feature is a 3-storey octagonal corner turret with ogee-shaped tiled dome with finial. Arched doorcase below into Public Bar. Remainder of2 storeys and attics. Elevation to Station Approach has 4 gables, one projecting, with two single and two double doors and frosted glass to all windows on ground floor. Elevation to Oxford Road has one gable with timber-framing, 6-light window to second floor, 4-light window to first floor and 2 half-glazed doors and 2 windows all with cambered headed windows with stained glass fanlights with leaf decoration and frosted glass windows. Late C20 conservatory to rear.
INTERIOR: public bar retains lincrusta ceiling, 2 Tuscan columns painted to represent marble, mahogany dado panelling, wooden partition with engraved glass panels, large wooden clock, tiled fireplace, bar fitment with round-headed arches and original counter with floor tiling in front of it. Staircase hall has well staircase with widely spaced balusters.