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The Royal Britannia Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilfracombe, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2105 / 51°12'37"N

Longitude: -4.1156 / 4°6'56"W

OS Eastings: 252323

OS Northings: 147827

OS Grid: SS523478

Mapcode National: GBR KN.436L

Mapcode Global: VH4M4.MT4W

Plus Code: 9C3Q6V6M+6Q

Entry Name: The Royal Britannia Hotel

Listing Date: 15 June 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390164

Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ilfracombe

Built-Up Area: Ilfracombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ilfracombe St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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853-1/7/24 (East side)
15/06/51 The Royal Britannia Hotel


Hotel and public house. Probably late C18 with later additions
and alterations.
MATERIALS: stucco, chanelled at ground floor to appear as
ashlar; quoining to left-hand only.
PLAN: rectangular corner block with elevations to Broad
Street, The Quay and the harbour.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and cellars. Main, Broad Street, elevation
of 6 windows; 3 to right in slightly projecting later
addition. Main entrance central in older block with porch on
later brackets and part-glazed doors. 2-pane sashes to ground
floor; upper floors 12-pane unhorned sashes. Parapet. Above
porch to left and right, reliefs of Royal Arms flanking a good
iron lamp bracket.
Projecting block with early C19 timber shopfront of pilasters
supporting entablature with box cornice; plain panelled double
doors and 2 windows. 4-pane sashes to upper floors.
Elevation to The Quay with four 12-pane hornless sashes and
altered and renewed door, originally Tuscan with frieze and
cornice but now only pilasters and panelled soffit of canopy
used to form a cornice. Harbour elevation with three 3-storey
bows having 3-light unhorned sashes; blind windows between
bows on upper storeys. To left, a Tuscan doorcase with C20
double doors.
INTERIOR altered at ground floor level but retains some
original features; upper floors not inspected. This building
is a prominent and important feature of the harbour.
The Royal Britannia Hotel, Nos. 3 & 4, and 8-12 (consec) form
a group with Nos. 1 & 2 The Strand.

Listing NGR: SS5232347827

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