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Park Hotel and Attached Raised Pavement with Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9376 / 51°56'15"N

Longitude: 1.2831 / 1°16'59"E

OS Eastings: 625770

OS Northings: 231660

OS Grid: TM257316

Mapcode National: GBR VQR.F73

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.6K5H

Plus Code: 9F33W7QM+26

Entry Name: Park Hotel and Attached Raised Pavement with Railings

Listing Date: 1 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205306

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366613

Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Harwich

Built-Up Area: Harwich

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: The Harwich Peninsula

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


TM2531 ORWELL ROAD, Dovercourt
609-1/7/199 No.14
01/07/85 Park Hotel and attached raised
pavement with railings


Hotel, former house. Mid C19. Roman cement-covered brickwork
with roofs behind high parapet. 3 storeys with basement.
EXTERIOR: front elevation is of 3 unequal parts with wide
projecting block at NW end, central narrow recessed part and
wider projection to SE. Plain parapet and modillioned cornice
with stack over NW flank.
Recessed part has, on second floor a double-hung sash window
with moulded plaster surround. First floor has narrow moulded
plaster surround with C20 plain glass window. Ground floor
projects with Roman cement balcony in front of first floor
window. Semicircular moulded arch on pilasters and with
keystone and C20 entrance door with side lights.
North-west projecting part has quadrant curved corners and 2
double-hung sash windows in moulded plaster surrounds on
second floor. First floor has tripartite arrangement of a
narrow segmental-arched double-hung sash, either side of a
flat-headed double-hung sash with combined plaster surround
and triangular pediment over centre. In front of this is a
tripartite divided balcony with wrought-iron cross balustrade
on consoles. Ground floor has 3 semicircular-arched linked
double-hung sash windows.
South-east projection has pair of linked, small, double-hung
sash windows on second floor. First floor is linked by plaster
surround to above and has 2 tall double-hung sash windows with
pilasters and segmental pediment. In front of this is similar
balcony on consoles. Ground floor here has semicircular
arch-headed double-hung sash window with keystone, margin
glazing bars and consoles under sills.
Irregular rear elevations probably result of land ownership
and of 3 unequal parts with narrow central projection. Metal
C20 escape stairs to second floor. Fenestration generally as
front with semicircular-arched windows to ground floor (over
basement) and to projection.
Raised terrace to Orwell Road with stone slab paving, stone
curb and 2 lateral flights of stone steps. Iron handrail as
Nos 1-13 but more complete. 2 entrance piers with Roman cement
cladding and return wing at SE end. Inside, original dogleg
staircase survives with cast-iron balusters and wreathed
handrail. Possibly the last completed part of John Bagshaw MP
speculation, 1854, of Dovercourt New Town.

Listing NGR: TM2577031660

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

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