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Queen's Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6928 / 53°41'33"N

Longitude: -1.3192 / 1°19'9"W

OS Eastings: 445051

OS Northings: 422028

OS Grid: SE450220

Mapcode National: GBR MT7Q.6Z

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.QF0X

Entry Name: Queen's Hotel

Listing Date: 15 January 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135418

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342689

Location: Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North

Built-Up Area: Pontefract

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pontefract St Giles with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 45 SE
(south-west side)
Queen's Hotel


Hotel. 1898-1901. For Pickersgills' Brewery of Pontefract. Red brick in
English bond with yellow terracotta dressings and Westmorland slate roofs. 3
storeys with cellar and attics, 1:3:1:3:1 bays. End bays project as canted
turrets, and centre bay forms canted projection. Plinth. Ground floor: all of
terracott; in 4th and 6th bays, round-arched openings with recessed leaved
panelled doors below fanlights with Art Nouveau glazing; 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th bays
have round-arched windows with etched plate glass below transom, all round-
arched openings having raised keystones and alternate voussoirs; windows have
sill bands and imposts which line through with the straight-headed windows in
canted bays, which have transoms and joggled voussoirs to lintels, also cornices
above. First floor: end and centre canted bays as on ground floor, except with
balcony and pediment in centre; other bays have cemented apron where balconies
originally were which rested on existing corbels; cross windows with sashes;
cornice. Second floor: in each bay, paired round-arched sash windows, except
for single sashes with keystones to outer turrets, and flat-headed windows to
centre canted bay. End turrets have spirelets; centrepiece has Dutch gable with
three round-arched sash windows, in front of pyramidal roof with railings around
apex. Steep roof to main range has 2 dormer windows, above parapet with hotel
name. Corniced multiple-flue stacks to ends and on ridge to right of centre
purlins. Rear: much plainer and of irregular plan. Left return: 1:2 bays.
Right return: 3 bays similar to front. Interior: the period fittings survive
alomost intact, and there is a staircase with good cast-iron balusters. Built
to accommodate patrons of Pontefract Racecourse who arrived at the nearby
Tanshelf railway station, now demolished.

Listing NGR: SE4505122028

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

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