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Wakefield (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 45051 22028


PONTEFRACT PARK ROAD SE 45 SE (south-west side) 3/50 Queen's Hotel 15.1.76


Hotel. 1898-1901. For Pickersgills' Brewery of Pontefract. Red brick in English bond with yellow terracotta dressings and Westmorland slate roofs. 3 storeys with cellar and attics, 1:3:1:3:1 bays. End bays project as canted turrets, and centre bay forms canted projection. Plinth. Ground floor: all of terracott; in 4th and 6th bays, round-arched openings with recessed leaved panelled doors below fanlights with Art Nouveau glazing; 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th bays have round-arched windows with etched plate glass below transom, all round- arched openings having raised keystones and alternate voussoirs; windows have sill bands and imposts which line through with the straight-headed windows in canted bays, which have transoms and joggled voussoirs to lintels, also cornices above. First floor: end and centre canted bays as on ground floor, except with balcony and pediment in centre; other bays have cemented apron where balconies originally were which rested on existing corbels; cross windows with sashes; cornice. Second floor: in each bay, paired round-arched sash windows, except for single sashes with keystones to outer turrets, and flat-headed windows to centre canted bay. End turrets have spirelets; centrepiece has Dutch gable with three round-arched sash windows, in front of pyramidal roof with railings around apex. Steep roof to main range has 2 dormer windows, above parapet with hotel name. Corniced multiple-flue stacks to ends and on ridge to right of centre purlins. Rear: much plainer and of irregular plan. Left return: 1:2 bays. Right return: 3 bays similar to front. Interior: the period fittings survive alomost intact, and there is a staircase with good cast-iron balusters. Built to accommodate patrons of Pontefract Racecourse who arrived at the nearby Tanshelf railway station, now demolished.

Listing NGR: SE4505122028


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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