TM1714 : Clacton-on-Sea: The Royal Hotel

taken 1 month ago, near to Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, Great Britain

Clacton-on-Sea: The Royal Hotel
Clacton-on-Sea: The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel was completed in 1872 and was the first resort building in the town. It can be seen in glorious isolation on the cliff above the newly built pier on the Ordnance Survey large scale of map of 1876 available online through the Old-Maps website.

There are a couple of Francis Frith images of it available online too, one from 1891 and one from 1913. Comparing these photographs with the earlier ones the only immediately obvious changes are the reworking of the ground floor frontage and the loss of the pots from the chimneys.

Given its historical significance to Clacton-on-Sea, the fact that the first and second floor exteriors have not obviously changed, and its survival as a Victorian holiday resort hotel, it is perhaps surprising that it is not a nationally Listed Building.

Its website is here LinkExternal link complete, at the time of submission of this contribution, with a strangely obvious typo on the front page stating that "This historical building was first constructed in 1981"... and a panoramic view of Marine Parade East from the Pier that does not cover this hotel but does show others...
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 October, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 November, 2018
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Business, Retail, Services 
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WGS84: 51:47.2621N 1:9.2539E
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