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Alexandra Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.0451 / 54°2'42"N

Longitude: -2.7993 / 2°47'57"W

OS Eastings: 347760

OS Northings: 461307

OS Grid: SD477613

Mapcode National: GBR 8PWN.RP

Mapcode Global: WH846.ZL5B

Entry Name: Alexandra Hotel

Listing Date: 11 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195065

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383256

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Description

SD 4761 SE; 1685-1/8/223

LANCASTER,
PENNY STREET (east side),
Alexandra Hotel

GV

11/09/90

II

Hotel. Dated 1902. Probably by Austin and Paley, in a Northern
Renaissance style. Sandstone ashlar, and slate roofs with
prominent chimney stacks in various positions. Deep L-shaped
plan on the corner with Thurnham Street. The main entrance is
to Penny Street, with secondary entrances to Thurnham Street,
where the facade is symmetrical.
Three storeys and eight bays on Penny Street, with five bays to Thurnham
Street. There are bands above the plinth and between ground
and first floors, and a sill band and cornice on the first
floor; this runs all around with two flush bands of red
sandstone above. All windows have segmental heads.
The facade to Thurnham Street has a wide centre, projecting
slightly between raised quoins and containing a 2-storey
canted bay window whose three lights have rusticated segmental
lintels; above is a tall Dutch gable, flanked by octagonal
turrets and containing a pair of similar windows, set between
pilasters and under a segmental cornice. On either side is a
lower 3-storey bay, the one to the left containing an entrance
under a canopy bearing the name 'ALEXANDRA HOTEL' in stained
glass, followed by a 2-storey bay which is canted back. On the
left this elevation links to the Penny Street frontage and
has, on the first floor, under a low strapwork gable, a
mullioned and transomed window with stone balcony.
The Penny Street facade culminates on the right in a tall
gabled bay, generally similar to the one on Thurnham Street
except that it contains on the ground floor a canopied
doorway, like that on Thurnham Street, and flanked by two narrow
windows. On the far left this facade has on the ground floor
two altered shop fronts, with a centrally-placed canted oriel
between the two windows above. The central two bays have on the
ground floor a doorway leading to the Alexandra Hall on the
first floor and a window, with two pairs of transomed windows
under arched hoodmoulds on the first floor, and two pairs of
windows on the second floor.
INTERIOR: The Hall has 7 bays, articulated by semi-octagonal
pilasters and free Corinthian capitals, with an apse at the
east end, and a barrel-vaulted ceiling carried on ribs with
heavily moulded plasterwork.


Listing NGR: SD4776061307

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