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The Sun Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Warkworth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3461 / 55°20'46"N

Longitude: -1.6105 / 1°36'37"W

OS Eastings: 424797

OS Northings: 605859

OS Grid: NU247058

Mapcode National: GBR K66M.3C

Mapcode Global: WHC1T.7WBG

Entry Name: The Sun Hotel

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237180

Location: Warkworth, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Warkworth

Built-Up Area: Warkworth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Warkworth St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


22/289 The Sun Hotel


Hotel. C18 house of the Lewin family, largely rebuilt 1825 by John Muers.
Front ashlar; other elevations squared stone of varying quality. Welsh slate
roofs; some stacks rebuilt in brick. Plan: Built on sloping site, facing
uphill; 3 rear wings and outshut.

Front elevation in two sections. Both parts have plinth and rusticated
quoins. Right part 3 storeys, 3 bays, symmetrical. Central door of 6 beaded
panels, under patterned fanlight, in surround with fluted columns and open-
pedimented hood. 12-pane sash window above. Outer bays have tripartite
sashes to ground and 1st floors; 9-pane short sashes (centre renewed) to top
floor. Moulded eaves cornice. Coped gables; stepped-and-corniced right end
stack, left end stack rebuilt on old base. Lower left part 2 storeys + attic,
3 bays, symmetrical. Central 6-panel door, with 8-pane overlight, under
cornice on console brackets; flanking tripartite sashes; 12-pane sashses above.
Moulded eaves cornice broken by central open-pedimented half dormer holding
paired renewed 9-pane short sashes. Coped left end gable. All windows have
slightly-projecting sills.

Right return: 2-bay gable end of front block shows blocked windows ground
floor and 1st floor left, 12-pane sash 1st floor right and 9-pane short sashes
to top floor. To right, behind C20 sun lounge, C18 3-bay rear wing with added
C19 1st floor: central renewed door and ground-floor 12-pane sashes, all under
keyed supra-lintels; renewed 12-pane sashes above; roof hipped to right.

Left return and rear elevations show various sash and casement windows.

Interior: Front block has 6-panel doors with beaded mouldings. Cocktail Bar
(ground floor right) has floral cornice and anthemion frieze. Dog-leg stair
with stick balusters, moulded handrail, panelled lower newel and carved tread
ends; upper part altered. Dining Room in rear wing has fielded-panel doors
and shutters, fluted frieze and dentil cornice.

Attached sun lounge is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NU2479705859

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

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