ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1152524

Date first listed: 26-Jun-1952

Statutory Address: ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL, 1, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL, 1, HIGH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck (District Authority)

Parish: Swanage

National Grid Reference: SZ 03321 78658

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

HIGH STREET 1. 5190 (south side) No 1 (Royal Victoria Hotel) SZ 0378 NW 5/72 27.11.73 II

2. Building of various periods from C17. Three storeys with a wing each side of the central block, white rendering, slate roof. Central block recorded as being built in C16 as a manor house. Front elevation dates from first half of C18. Pilasters remain visible between upper storey windows and have Ionic capitals below stone eaves cornice and blocking course. Central stone pediment has Venetian window and cornice with modillions. Upper storey has 5 sash windows with original glazing bars, shouldered architraves and keystones. Middle storey has an early C20 projection extending from the bottom storey across the entire front of the block. The roof of this has a semi-circular glass projection in the centre. Six sash windows. Both wings first half of Cl9 which continue stone eaves cornice and blocking course of the central block. Sash windows, those of upper storey have original glazing bars. Some modern windows inserted. The hotel, formed by William Morton Pitt from the original manor house, was Visited by Queen (then Princess) Victoria in 1833 - hence the name,

Note: The south part of the east wing is now in separate ownership - see Pier View Flats, Seymer Road. RCHM Monument 8.

Listing NGR: SZ0332178658

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 108198

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)

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