The Grand Hotel / The Berni Grand Hotel

16 Aug 1999
The Grand Hotel, The Promenade, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PL
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The Berni Grand Hotel, The Promenade, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SX4753 THE PROMENADE, Hoe 740-1/66/308 The Grand Hotel 01/05/75 (Formerly Listed as: THE PROMENADE, Plymouth The Berni Grand Hotel)


Large hotel. c1870. Stucco with stucco detail; dry slate mansard roof over a moulded eaves cornice surmounted by a low cast-iron balustrade; pilastered, round-arched attic window with moulded coped gable to each bay; stuccoed end and axial stacks with moulded entablature and cast-iron cresting to ridge. Italianate influence. PLAN: large U-shaped plan with pair of wings at right angles to rear, originally adjoining building of which there are slight remains to the left. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys plus attics; regular 4-window-range (upper floors) front. Ground and 1st floors each have an arcade of 15 keyed round arches on polished granite columns, the columns set on plinths between turned balustrades, over moulded cornice to 1st floor and another similar balustrade over cornice above the 1st floor. Moulded hoods on consoles to upper floors. Late C19 or C20 horned sashes except for transomed 2nd-floor windows. Rear wings lower, the right-hand wing with channelled rustication to ground floor, moulded sill strings to 1st and 2nd floors and moulded hoods on consoles. Entrance to right-hand return with elaborate iron hood. INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to reflect the high quality of the exterior. Imposing design in a prominent position relating to other fine buildings on the Hoe. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 665).

Listing NGR: SX4746553949


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0996 IOE Records taken by Derek Hiscock; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Derek Hiscock. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hiscock, Derek

Rights Holder: Hiscock, Derek


Slate, Stucco, Victorian Hostel, Commercial, Domestic, Residential Building