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The Ocean Hotel Front Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Saltdean, The City of Brighton and Hove

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Latitude: 50.8022 / 50°48'8"N

Longitude: -0.0358 / 0°2'8"W

OS Eastings: 538506

OS Northings: 102136

OS Grid: TQ385021

Mapcode National: GBR KQS.PR8

Mapcode Global: FRA B6TZ.7VH

Plus Code: 9C2XRX27+VM

Entry Name: The Ocean Hotel Front Block

Listing Date: 1 November 1992

Last Amended: 26 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1381688

English Heritage Legacy ID: 482051

Location: Brighton and Hove, BN2

County: The City of Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: Rottingdean Coastal

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Saltdean

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Saltdean St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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577-1/14/1097 (West side)
01/10/92 The Ocean Hotel, front block
(Formerly Listed as:
Ocean Hotel)


Hotel. 1938. By RWH Jones, reinforced concrete engineering by
JL Kier and Co. Reinforced concrete, plastered.
EXTERIOR: 3 and 4 storeys over basement, 19-window range. The
front block is set out in a concave curve and is symmetrical
with a centrepiece, ranges of 5 windows either side and wings
of 3 windows. Steps up to flat-arched central entrance flanked
by curved walls partly of glass and partly decorated with
banded rustication, all under a cantilevered semicircular
canopy; above the entrance the centrepiece has a 2-storey bay
with tripartite window having original horizontal glazing and
one-window wings to either side; the central part stepped up
above the parapet; flat-arched windows to side ranges, the
glazing altered, to first and second floors; deep storey band
between ground and first floors; wings have porthole windows
below principal ground- floor windows and an architrave panel
framing the first- and second-floor windows; third floor of
wings blank , with brackets for flagpoles. In the rear, the
first and second floors are treated as a series of 5 separate
wings fanning out southwards from the main front.
INTERIOR: vestibule with original cantilevered spiral
staircase to 3 floors; restaurant to original plan but with
the decorative treatment of the south-facing walls altered,
probably at an early stage, to incorporate decorative
low-relief figures in painted plaster.
To the south, behind and below the main block, are 6 linked
dormitory blocks, 3 each on either side of swimming and
paddling pools; these have generally been raised in height,
and the pools have been covered over. Some original glazing to
the dormitory blocks remains, but this group is not now of
special architectural or historic interest.
(Architect and Building News: 12 August 1938).

Listing NGR: TQ3850602136

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