Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury, Devon

Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury, Devon
Photograph taken 27 June 2001 © Mr Brian Richards. Source Historic England Archive ref: 99608

This hotel was built in 1929 for Archibald Nettlefold. It is built in the International style of architecture. The architect is not known. It is built from reinforced concrete with steel-framed windows and flat roofs. It has a fully glazed 'palm court' inside. The captain's cabin of HMS Ganges was built on to the north block. The interior still has much of the original Art Deco decoration. It was originally planned as a weekend party venue. Visitors included Agatha Christie, who set two of her books on the island, Edward, Prince of Wales and Mrs Simpson and Noel Coward.


Devon Bigbury


1920s (1920 - 1929)


hotel art deco tourism 1920s (1920 - 1929)