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New Continental Hotel and Attached Forecourt Walls and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3686 / 50°22'6"N

Longitude: -4.1485 / 4°8'54"W

OS Eastings: 247299

OS Northings: 54282

OS Grid: SX472542

Mapcode National: GBR R99.K0

Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.7LZ

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V92+CH

Entry Name: New Continental Hotel and Attached Forecourt Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386246

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473630

Location: St. Peter and the Waterfront, Plymouth, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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740-1/57/293 (North side)
01/05/75 New Continental Hotel and attached
forecourt walls and railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Continental Hotel)


Large hotel. c1870s, built to cater for the GWR passengers to
Millbay. Stucco with stucco detail. Dry slate mansard roofs
behind balustraded parapets; attic windows; stuccoed end and
axial stacks; steep octagonal roof to corner cupola with
round-arched arcade, ogee dome and ball finial.
PLAN: large plan with cranked elevations flanking splayed
corner, the taller corner block slightly later.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and 5-storey corner block, all plus attic
over basement; 10:3-bay front to Millbay Road; symmetrical
3-bay front to left-hand return, plus C20 extension on the
left, 3-bay corner with splayed centre bay to right-hand
corner and 2:4:2-bay right-hand return with right-hand bays
broken forward.
Many original hornless sashes with vertical glazing bars to
original part and many original horned sashes to later part.
Stucco detail includes: channelled rustication to ground
floor; rusticated quoins flanking canted bay windows of left
and right bays of left-hand return; quoin strips flanking 3
corner bays. Original part also has moulded cornice above
ground floor, segmental pediments on consoles to pilastered
1st-floor openings; 2nd-floor sill string on brackets, moulded
eared architraves, and modillion cornice to parapet. Later
part has mid-floor entablature with moulded cornices, moulded
architraves, and segmental pediments to 1st floor.
Millbay Road front has original pilastered and
segmental-arched doorway to 5th bay from left. Corner has
tripartite entrance with keyed round-arched moulded doorheads
as short barrel vaults on moulded cornices; spoked fanlights
and glazed doors.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to reflect the high quality
of the exterior.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: forecourt walls to left-hand return and
right-hand return, those to right-hand return with square
piers with moulded caps and linking wrought-iron railings, the
other return with a rock-faced plinth and wrought-iron
railings with arrow-head finials.

A complete stuccoed design in the Italianate style,
contrasting with the Duke of Cornwall Hotel (qv).

Listing NGR: SX4729954282

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