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10 modern hotels that are historically protected

These hotels built in the 20th century are protected listed buildings

You may think of structures which have stood the test of time and were constructed centuries ago when it comes to describing listed buildings. However, listed building insurance provider Lycetts has put together this list of 10 standout hotels which are on the listed buildings list and yet are not that old and archaic — in fact, they were built at some point in the 20th century:


Midland Hotel

Found at: 16 Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 2DS

Grade of the listed building: Grade II

Construction date: Between 1898 and 1903 by Charles Trubshaw for the Midland Railway Company.

Key features:

  • Has been host to a number of kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers over the past century or so.
  • Features 312 bedrooms, as well as two restaurants, a tea room, an award-winning conference venue and an award-winning luxurious spa.
  • Designed with a steel frame and comes complete with cladding of brown polished granite, red brick and buff and brown glazed terracotta.

Lucroft Hotel

Found at: 18 Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Grade of the listed building: Grade II

Construction date: In 1900, originally as a hotel and shop.

Key features:

  • Designed with mock timber in the Shrewsbury style and comes complete with a Welsh slate roof.
  • Hotel is made up of three storeys with an attic and a five-window range.

Petwood Hotel

Found at: Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6QG

Grade of the listed building: Grade II

Construction date: In 1905, though extended in 1910.

Key features:

  • 30 acres of grounds.
  • The legendary home of the 617 “Dambusters” Squadron.
  • Situated near to the Woodhall Spa Golf Course.
  • Designed with a red brick plinth, along with a section in a half-timbered Tudor style, plain tiled roofs and a set of ten clustered red brick stacks.

Beehive Hotel

Found at: 54 Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Grade of the listed building: Grade II

Construction date: In 1902 by J. Oswald and Sons originally as a public house.

Key features:

  • Designed with a faience ground floor and a roof of plain tiles and a copper dome.
  • Hotel consists of four storeys.

 


Riviera Hotel

Found at: Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6PR

Grade of the listed building: Grade II

Construction date: In 1937 by L Stewart Smith.

Key features:

  • Perfectly placed to offer amazing views over Weymouth Bay.
  • Located within The Jurassic Coast world heritage site.
  • Art Deco style design.
  • As well as rooms in the main building, there are also a selection of rooms in an annexe and another collection within a tower.
  • Lodmoor nature reserve is located close to the hotel.

Queen’s Hotel

Found at: Park Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Grade of the listed building: Grade II

Construction date: Between 1898 and 1901 originally for Pickersgills’ Brewery of Pontefract.

Key features:

  • Designed in red brick complete with yellow terracotta dressings and Westmorland slate roofs.
  • Hotel features three storeys, as well as a cellar and attic.

Grapes Hotel

Found at: 431 Liverpool Road, Salford, Greater Manchester

Grade of the listed building: Grade II

Construction date: In 1903 by Mr Newton of Hartley, Hacking & Co originally as a public house.

Key features:

  • Designed in red brick complete with red terracotta dressings and a slate roof featuring red ridge tiles.
  • A Jacobean art style can be seen throughout, including in each of the rooms and within the billiard room.
  • Hotel features two storeys and a series of cellars, as well as a meeting room that is designed with exposed roof timbers and an original fireplace.

Lamb Hotel

Found at: Regent Street, Salford, Greater Manchester

Grade of the listed building: Grade II

Construction date: In 1906 by Mr Newton of Hartley, Hacking & Co originally as a public house for Holt’s Brewery.

Key features:

  • Designed in red brick complete with both red terracotta and red sandstone dressings, as well as a slate roof featuring red ridge tiles and a cupola featuring a lead-clad domed roof.
  • Hotel is built over two storeys.
  • A Jacobean art style can be seen throughout, including around the stairwell, in each of the rooms and with the chimneypieces.
  • An early 20th century gin palace is almost still intact within the hotel.

Alexandra Hotel

Found at: Northgate Road, Stockport, Greater Manchester

Grade of the listed building: Grade II

Construction date: In 1911 originally as a public house.

Key features:

  • Designed in red brick complete with painted stone and terracotta dressings, as well as a slate roof featuring a collection of red brick chimneys and a polished black granite plinth.
  • Hotel is built over two storeys, where a billiard room that features exposed roof timbers and a painted glass skylight can be found as well as a series of rooms.

Castle Hotel

Found at: Mortehoe, Devon

Grade of the listed building: Grade II

Construction date: In 1900 originally as a house.

Key features:

  • Designed in snecked rubble stone complete with ashlar dressings as well as slate roofs featuring tall rubble stacks which are obscured by embattled parapets.
  • Originally built to resemble a Gothic folly and in the style of a castellated mansion.
  • Hotel is built over two storeys.
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