SOUTH WESTERN HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1302385
Date first listed:
11-Jul-1980
Statutory Address:
SOUTH WESTERN HOUSE, CANUTE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
SOUTH WESTERN HOUSE, CANUTE ROAD

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

District:
City of Southampton (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 42509 11032

Details

1. CANUTE ROAD 5239 South Western House SU 4211 4/62 11.7.80

II

2. Completed in 1872. Architect John Norton. This was originally the South Western Hotel, promoted by the Londn and South Western Railway for the accommodation of liner passengers. French Renaissance building on a corner site with long frontage to Canute Road and shorter frontage to Terminus Terrace. Four main storeys and 2 attic storeys, built of red brick with stuccoed dressings and rusticated ground floor. Slated high mansard roof with raised 2 storey centre. Eleven windows to Terminus Road elevation, 16 windows to Canute Road elevation. Corinthian pilasters between first and second floors and modillion cornice above this. The first, third and attic storey windows have cambered heads. Second floor windows have flat arches. Second floor attic windows are oculi. The ground floor windows are round-headed. The end 7 bays in the Canute Road elevation have an extra main storey and a curved pediment containing a medallion with portrait of Queen Victoria, winged figures and emblematic pieces suggesting railways and the sea. The entrance foyer and hall have marble columns and wall panelling, high moulded ceiling and 4 oil paintings, elliptical in shape over the door openings.

Listing NGR: SU4251611051

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
135754
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: 27 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/02983/14
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