THE NEW METROPOLE INCLUDING THE FOUNTAIN IN THE GARDEN TO THE NORTH AND SURROUNDING WALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1204004
Date first listed:
13-Nov-1973
Statutory Address:
THE NEW METROPOLE INCLUDING THE FOUNTAIN IN THE GARDEN TO THE NORTH AND SURROUNDING WALL, METROPOLE ROAD EAST

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE NEW METROPOLE INCLUDING THE FOUNTAIN IN THE GARDEN TO THE NORTH AND SURROUNDING WALL, METROPOLE ROAD EAST

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

County:
Kent
District:
Shepway (District Authority)
Parish:
Folkestone
National Grid Reference:
TR 21612 35394

Details

1. 5281 METROPOLE ROAD EAST FOLKESTONE The New Metropole Including the Fountain in the garden to the north and surrounding wall. TR 23 NW 10/207 13.11.73. II GV 2. Begun in 1895. Designed by T W Cutler. The sea front elevation is a rich example of what could be called the seaside Metropole Hotel style. 4 storeys and attics. 35 windows in all. Red brick, ground floor rusticated stone. Stone cornices and balconies. Slate roof. At each end and in the centre are projections of 5 windows each. The end projections are surmounted by shaped Dutch gables with scrolls flanking them. The centre has a dome with a cupola of 8 columns surmounting it, complete with ball finial and weathervane. All 3 projections have balconies, the centre ones recessed. Similar balconies centrally placed between the projections and 3 dormers on each side. Projecting beyond the ground floor towards the sea is a large conservatory or winter garden of 6 large windows on each side of the entrance of which the 2 centre windows project still further. Glass canopy between over the doorway with anthemion motif antefixae. Behind on the north side are 2 long projecting wings, the west one much longer than the east one. In the garden beyond these wings is a contemporary fountain comprising a bronze cherub holding grapes and supporting the bowl of the fountain. The New Metropole is surrounded by a low brick wall having tiled coping and cast iron finials in the shape of torcheres. Rusticated square gain piers with bands of red brick and tiles and ovolo moulding.

The New Metropole and Grand Hotels form a group.

Listing NGR: TR2161235394

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
175396
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 01 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/13187/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Keeble. Source Historic England Archive
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