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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097931
English Heritage Legacy ID: 87322
Location: Sidmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX10
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
SY 1287 1/70 12.10.51.
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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