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Bedford Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sidmouth, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6779 / 50°40'40"N

Longitude: -3.2397 / 3°14'22"W

OS Eastings: 312503

OS Northings: 87209

OS Grid: SY125872

Mapcode National: GBR P8.XSVS

Mapcode Global: FRA 4738.TZS

Entry Name: Bedford Hotel

Listing Date: 12 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097931

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87322

Location: Sidmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX10

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Sidmouth

Built-Up Area: Sidmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sidmouth

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

THE ESPLANADE
1.
1633
Bedford Hotel
SY 1287 1/70 12.10.51.
II* GV
2.
Circa 1810 west front originally John Wallis's Library and Reading Rooms,
a fashionable meeting-place of the time. Enlarged between 1815 and 1840
with later additions to Esplanade front, 3 storeys stucco faced, the top
floor added later. Low pitch hipped slate roof, overhanging eaves.
Esplanade front. 3 windows to original part, modern casements on later
2nd floor which has bracketed iron balcony with supports carried up to
eaves. 3 windows 1st floor, outer ones sash with central French windows,
drip moulds over giving onto crenellated terrace. Ground floor built
out and glazed. Stepped projecting bays to east have 2-light mullioned
and transomed windows with drip moulds over. The 1st floor of the eastern-
most bay has a tent-roofed trellis balcony, probably a modern replacement.
The west front has a very good stucco faced 3-window elevation. The 2nd
floor has 3 low casements. 1st floor has French windows and balconies
with tent-shaped canopies (restored). The central window is a canted
bay with the balcony eturned round it.

The Bedford Hotel forms a group with the Sussex Hotel, Station Road.


Listing NGR: SY1250387209

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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