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Royal Bath Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Bournemouth

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Latitude: 50.7175 / 50°43'3"N

Longitude: -1.8726 / 1°52'21"W

OS Eastings: 409090

OS Northings: 90887

OS Grid: SZ090908

Mapcode National: GBR X80.FX

Mapcode Global: FRA 67Z5.SBV

Entry Name: Royal Bath Hotel

Listing Date: 1 August 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108883

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101705

Location: Bournemouth, BH1

County: Bournemouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bournemouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bournemouth Town Centre

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

5l86 (East Side)
Royal Bath Hotel
SZ 099O 19/168 1.8.74.


1837-8, Benjamin Ferrey for Sir George Tapps-Gervis, vastly extended 1878-80
by C C Creeke for hotelier Sir Merton Russell-Cotes. Stucco classical, 2 and
3 storeys, varied silhouette. Ferrey's hotel survives in main entrance wing
at south end: composition of centre and wings is his, with tripartite 1st floor
window framed by Ionic columns. Creeke added 2nd floor to centre, with Corinthian
columns, also projecting corner pavilions with canted bays and recessed chateau
roofs of patterned slate (iron cresting). Garden side also symmetrical with
central bow under conical roof, conservatory across front. To north, street
front has facade, 5 windows wide, in Barry-Italianate: rusticated ground floor,
triangular pediments to lst floor windows, segmental pediments to 2nd floor windows,
balustraded parapet. Beyond it, Buttery entrance under narrow segmental pediment
between canted bays, followed by long 2-storey Casino Club, with 3 spired tourelles,
patterned slates, moulded corbel- bases. On garden side big later extension with
another conical-roofed bow between polygonal towers with short spires. Recent
block to north-east. For Russell-Cotes Museum, see Russell-Cotes Road.

Listing NGR: SZ0909090887

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