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Latitude: 52.6011 / 52°36'4"N
Longitude: 1.7358 / 1°44'8"E
OS Eastings: 653070
OS Northings: 306925
OS Grid: TG530069
Mapcode National: GBR YQZ.TZF
Mapcode Global: WHNVZ.MWR9
Plus Code: 9F43JP2P+C8
Entry Name: Royal Hotel
Listing Date: 5 August 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246584
English Heritage Legacy ID: 468539
Location: Nelson, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30
Electoral Ward/Division: Nelson
Built-Up Area: Great Yarmouth
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Great Yarmouth
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
TG5306NW MARINE PARADE
839-1/20/91 (West side)
Hotel. Opened in 1840, facade and large rear extensions 1877
by JB Pearce. Stuccoed red brick. Slate roof.
EXTERIOR: facade in 4 storeys. Five 3-storey canted window
bays and an additional bay to right. French doors to ground
floor. In centre is a rusticated square entrance porch with a
pulvinated frieze and a plain cornice. First-floor bay windows
with cast-iron balcony railings on scrolled and pierced
brackets. French windows. Second and third floors with
replaced sashes without glazing bars. Entrance bay with a
crowning achievement. Modillion eaves cornice below a hipped
roof. Stacks on rear and side slopes. Rear wing extends west
along Waterloo Road. 6 full-height canted bays and a
rusticated central entrance, now blocked. 2/2 ground-floor
unhorned sashes, but all above are late C20 windows.
INTERIOR: large internal courtyard created when rear ranges
added, absorbing a formerly external winter garden. Of this
the cast-iron columns with pierced spandrels remain abutting
the former rear wall of the 1840 building, all now internal.
Open-well staircase with turned balusters and newels. Ball
HISTORICAL NOTE: Charles Dickens stayed here 1848-9 while
writing David Copperfield and met James Sharman (the keeper of
the Nelson's Column) on whom he supposedly based the character
of Ham Peggotty.
Listing NGR: TG5307006925
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