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Berkeley Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilfracombe, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2088 / 51°12'31"N

Longitude: -4.1251 / 4°7'30"W

OS Eastings: 251650

OS Northings: 147658

OS Grid: SS516476

Mapcode National: GBR KN.40SR

Mapcode Global: VH4M4.GW26

Plus Code: 9C3Q6V5F+GX

Entry Name: Berkeley Hotel

Listing Date: 14 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281899

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390279

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 Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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853-1/6/138 (South East side)
Berkeley Hotel


Hotel. 1884, by WM Robbins, altered mid C20.
MATERIALS: yellow brick with red brick and limestone
dressings, and a flat roof, formerly with an iron widow's
walk, with steeply-swept slate sides.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 3:2:3:2:3-window range. A
symmetrical front has octagonal outer corner bays and a
central full-height entrance bay, connected by brick loggias
on the ground and first floors, and a timber balcony on the
second floor beneath an overhanging roof. Paired red brick
bands extend between the windows at each floor, with red brick
segmental-arched heads, stone keys and springers and
plate-glass sashes; a cornice of moulded brick to the corners
and side elevations.
The entrance bay has a segmental-arched doorway and panelled
double doors, and a mid C20 canopy; above are 3 narrow
windows, shorter on the second floor, with a square timber
belvedere extending from the roof. The flanking loggias have
open arches matching the windows, with a decorative
second-floor balcony of arched braced posts and trellis rails.
The matching side elevations have 3:1:4:1:3 windows, with a
central canted 4-light bay. Narrow eaves dormers with hipped
foors over the corner and side windows.
INTERIOR: Details include an entrance hall with staircase;
extensively altered mid C20.
A fairly complete example of a purpose-built seaside hotel, on
a prominent site, using local materials and details on a
well-articulated design.
(Laithwaite M: Victorian Ilfracombe: Exeter: 1992-: 52).

Listing NGR: SS5165047658

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