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Monkey Island Hotel

A Grade I Listed Building in Bray, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Latitude: 51.5038 / 51°30'13"N

Longitude: -0.6839 / 0°41'2"W

OS Eastings: 491441

OS Northings: 179142

OS Grid: SU914791

Mapcode National: GBR F83.MWW

Mapcode Global: VHFT7.3G9J

Entry Name: Monkey Island Hotel

Listing Date: 25 March 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319431

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41069

Location: Bray, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL6

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Civil Parish: Bray

Built-Up Area: Dorney Reach

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Bray with Braywood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 97 NW
(north side, off)
10/25 Bray
25.5.55 Monkey Island Hotel
G.V. I

Fishing lodge, now restaurant and bars. c 1738 for Charles Spencer, third Duke of Marlborough.
Extended C19 and mid C20; refurbished 1986-7 by Denby and Badnell. Part timber framed with
painted, rusticated, wooden walls, part painted brick. Slate roofs, hipped roof over part, flat
roofs over C20 extensions. Oldest part, the lodge, is octagonal and 2 storeys with one storey
built forward on front with a pediented top, known as The Monkey Room; the first floor was the
Duke's bedroom. Large extensions at rear and at each side, of one and 2 storeys. Centre chimney
to octagonal part. South (entrance) front: centre section; former lodge octagonal with
Diocletian windows with glazing bars, wide eaves with shaped wooden brackets; pedimented projection
in front of this; all with rusticated wooden walls. Each side of the centre section are two, C19
gables with shaped bargeboards, 2 sash windows in each on first floor; the left gable projects in
front of the centre section; the right is set back and is larger. The whole of the single-storey
section on this front has been re-faced in 1987, and consists of a central canted bay with half-
glazed door to the Monkey Room, on each side of this are 8 bays of curtain glazing with rendered,
wooden, pilasters with rusticated coursing; parapet with cornice, parapet and coping; all of the
same material. On the left, the first 3 bays are of decorative glazing, the middle bay contains
the entrance doors with a semi-circular head within a pediment; the other 5 bays have plain
glazing. 7 bays on the right have decorative glazing, the 8th bay is plain with a pedimented top
within the parapet depth. The first 3 bays of this section are similar to the 3 bays on the left,
but without the entrance doors. Interior: Monkey Room has a splayed ceiling with paintings by
Francois Clermont in 1740 depicting fishing scenes; restored in 1987 by Piotz Koneczny. The walls
have a panelled dado, and there is a good chimney piece.

Listing NGR: SU9144179142

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