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Royal Breakwater Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Fortuneswell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5682 / 50°34'5"N

Longitude: -2.4431 / 2°26'35"W

OS Eastings: 368713

OS Northings: 74360

OS Grid: SY687743

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.26B0

Mapcode Global: FRA 57SK.L14

Plus Code: 9C2VHH94+7Q

Entry Name: Royal Breakwater Hotel

Listing Date: 17 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205310

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381909

Location: Portland, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portland

Built-Up Area: Fortuneswell

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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969-1/1/7 (South side)
Nos.17 AND 18
Royal Breakwater Hotel


Hotel, c 1890 - 1910. Rendered, some brick, slate roofs. A
large complex building in three sections: a low service wing
at left hand end, lofty twin-gabled centre section, and 3-bay
unit to right with deep coved cornice. There are also units in
parallel behind, where the building cuts into the steep
hillside. The service unit is in two storeys, with a large
4-light casement with transom in broad gable above two 2-light
with transom and to stone cills. Lower floor in English bond
brick to a brick dentil course, and a dentilled brick eaves
moulding, ogee gutters and long hopper heads. High brick stack
to swept-down hipped end, and, set back, a 2-storey
carriage-house unit fronted by small courtyard, Centre section
four storeys, 2-windowed; paired 2-light small-paned casements
in timber-framed gables above canted oriels with glazing bar
sashes, that to left set on wooden brackets above a 2-light
casement with transom, and that to right above slight bow with
5 lights and transome. Ground floor has pair of glazed doors
between Gibbsian pilasters, and with modillion cornice, and
glazed door flanked by 2-light casements, all in Portland
ashlar walling. Right hand unit in three storeys and attic,
3-windowed. Three 2-light casement dormers, alternately
pointed and rounded pediments over a deep coved cornice
carrying in bold sans serif ROYAL BREAKWATER HOTEL. Then
2-light small -pane casements with aprons above 2-light
casements with transom. Ground floor, under continuous
modillion cornice and fascia, has 3 large 12-pane fixed
casements flanked by paired panelled doors in pilaster
surrounds and to curved pediments on scroll supporters, all to
ashlar stall riser and responds. Down pipes set to long
horizontal hopper-heads. Four brick stacks. Plain return to
narrow through-way to right. Interior not inspected. A rich
composition characteristic of turn of century design,
unaltered in its main frontage facing the harbour. This is one
of several hotels and inns which were built in the late C19 to
serve the Dockyard.

Listing NGR: SY6871374360

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