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The Grand Hotel Including Surrounding Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Folkestone, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0751 / 51°4'30"N

Longitude: 1.1635 / 1°9'48"E

OS Eastings: 621702

OS Northings: 135406

OS Grid: TR217354

Mapcode National: GBR W21.F0R

Mapcode Global: FRA F6B8.T97

Entry Name: The Grand Hotel Including Surrounding Wall

Listing Date: 13 November 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175397

Location: Folkestone, Shepway, Kent, CT20

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Folkestone

Built-Up Area: Folkestone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

1.
5281 METROPOLE ROAD EAST
FOLKESTONE
The Grand Hotel
Including surrounding wall.
TR 23 NW 10/208 13.11.73
II GV
2.
Built between 1899 and 1903 by Daniel Baker of Folkestone, who also designed
the building. It has the date 1900 on it. In similar style to the New Metropole
but simpler. 5 storeys and attics red brick with stone dressings and cornice
above the ground floor. 4 asymrnetricaiiy placed bays rising from the ground
to 3rd floors. Gables above the end window bays. Mansard roof with 2 dormers
each between. Higher central portion with dome and simple cupola of 4 columns.
The best feature of the building is perhaps the projecting ground floor conservatory
with octagonal projections at its ends having ogee domes and a central projection
with a pediment and 2 bays each between. The east front has 22 windows, 5 similar
bays and 2 central pediments between. Group value with the New Metropole. Low
wall of stone rubble with tiled coping and piers with tiled caps.

The New Metropole and Grand Hotels form a group.


Listing NGR: TR2170235406

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

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