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Royal Victoria Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Hastings, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.851 / 50°51'3"N

Longitude: 0.5543 / 0°33'15"E

OS Eastings: 579899

OS Northings: 108831

OS Grid: TQ798088

Mapcode National: GBR PX9.GZM

Mapcode Global: FRA D61V.HS5

Plus Code: 9F22VH23+CP

Entry Name: Royal Victoria Hotel

Listing Date: 14 September 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293990

Location: Central St. Leonards, Hastings, East Sussex, TN38

County: East Sussex

Electoral Ward/Division: Central St Leonards

Built-Up Area: Hastings

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: St Leonards-on-Sea St Leonard and St Ethelburga

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

St Leonards
Royal Victoria Hotel
TQ 7908 NE 10/415
1828 by James Burton, much altered in 1903. Stuccoed. Slate mansard roof. 5
storeys, and attic. 1:3:3:3:1 windows, centre and ends project with pediments
over, the centre 3 rising through the attic with Royal coat of arms in pediment.
2nd and 3rd floor have giant order of pilasters supporting an entablature, at the
centre and ends there are giant Corinthian columns. 2nd floor canted bay windows
with ogee-shaped roofs. Bracketed eaves cornice. Pedimented dormers in mansard.
Rendered chimney stack with large cornices. On the ground and 1st floor the centre
projects with Corinthian columns supporting entablature with large round-arched
window to right and doorway to left with cast iron canopy over. To right of centre
the ground and 1st floor outbuilt modern, to left 2-bay arcade with balustraded
balcony above.
Part of James Burton's design for St Leonards. Original 1828 entrance at rear.
Originally named St Leonards Hotel built 1828-9, subsequently became favourite
rendezvous of the Royal Family. Past residents include Queen Victoria, King George
V, Prince Albert, Princess Louise, Edward VII and Edward Prince of Wales.
After French February Revolution of 1848 Louis Philippe resided here for some
time and was visited by Guizot and Thiers. Other distinguished visitors include:-
Gladstone, Palmerston, Tennyson, King of the Belgiums, HRH the Grand Duke of Baden,
Duke of Saxe Cobourg Gotha.

Nos 36 to 44 (consec) and No 40A (Eastern Colonnade), Royal Victoria Hotel,
Nos 48 to 53 (consec) (Western Colonnade), No 57 and Nos 60 to 62 (consec)
form a group of which Nos 60, 61 and 62 are of local interest only.

Listing NGR: TQ7989908831

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

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