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Royal and Fortescue Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0788 / 51°4'43"N

Longitude: -4.0583 / 4°3'30"W

OS Eastings: 255910

OS Northings: 133069

OS Grid: SS559330

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DCQN

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.DRS

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHR+GM

Entry Name: Royal and Fortescue Hotel

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385040

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485501

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/7/44 (East side)
19/01/51 No.61
Royal and Fortescue Hotel


House, converted to hotel. Early C18 with later alterations.
Plastered mass wall, hipped slate roof; stacks with yellow and
red brick shafts, some with old yellow and red terracotta
pots; cast-iron rainwater goods. Main block double-depth, 2
rooms wide, raised from 3 storeys to 4; 2-phase C19 rear wing.
4 storeys. Symmetrical 3-bay front, the outer bays with
shallow projecting 3-storey bows. Moulded projecting cornices
at eaves and at 4th-floor ground level. Late C19 ground floor
with chamfered rusticated pilasters to left and right and
flanking doorway with moulded projecting cornice with guttae
and cast-iron anthemion cresting. Low parapet above doorway
carved with Prince of Wales feathers. Tripartite 12-pane
sashes, probably early C19, similar sashes to first floor with
eared architraves. Second-floor windows paired 6-pane horned
sashes with eared architraves 12-pane hornless sashes to third
floor with eared architraves. A fine late C19 lamp holder with
coloured glass, iron cresting and Prince of Wales' feathers is
attached to the ground floor. The left return of the building
is mostly glazed with double-hung small-pane C19 sashes. The
service wing has 5 tall round-headed recesses on the ground
INTERIOR: not inspected but may retain features of interest.

Listing NGR: SS5591033069

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