This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
HARTLEPOOL SWAINSON STREET NZ 5032 (west side) 10/117 Grand Hotel (formerly listed in Victoria 1.6.83 Road)
Hotel. 1899 dated on plaque above Victoria Road entrance; by J. Garry. Red engineering brick with rich, moulded terracotta dressings. Welsh slate roof with wrought-iron crestings. Main entrance front 3 storeys, attic and basement, 7 wide bays, most holding 2 windows. Central prostyle quasi- Tuscan porch, with egg-and-dart mouldings, to round-arched doorway with radial fanlight, deep terracotta voussoirs alternating with gauged brick and mask key. Projecting window, with quadrant sides, above and paired windows over, below terracotta and iron oriel balcony to paired windows in central tower. Tower has tall near-pyramidal roof with octagonal glazed chamber and flagstaff on top. Flanking bays are recessed and arcaded on first floor.
Bays 2 and 6 have 2-storey square projections. Some glazing modernised; all windows in rich terracotta surrounds with mouldings and sculpture. First- floor entablature with swag frieze. Second-floor cill string. Top entablature with dentil cornice. Mansard roof with 12 square-headed dormers, oculus above in end pavilions. Curved area wall with terracotta balustrade. 7-bay return to Victoria Road in similar but plainer style, also symmetrical with central entrance. Interior shows ornamental plasterwork dated 1900, by F.W. Doyle Jones, over passage arches; and art nouveau motifs on dado of staircase with large landing window of painted glass.
Listing NGR: NZ5080032500
© Mr Thomas Sample. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Sample, Thomas
Rights Holder: Sample, Thomas
Brick, Terracotta, Welsh Slate, Wrought Iron, Victorian Wall, Monument (By Form), Barrier, Hostel, Commercial, Domestic, Residential Building, Date Stone, Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument, Plaque
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