Royal Pavilion Hotel, Folkestone Harbour.
An excellent example.
William Simpson the Old High Street,
no date but circa 1860.
Chromolithograph with additional hand-colouring, 9.5 x 16.5 inches.
In 1843 the railway to Folkestone opened, the harbour house and clock tower (on the right) were built and the building of the Pavilion Hotel started. Designed by William Cubit the great railway engineer who designed the Viaduct and remodelled the harbour for the South Eastern Railway. This view shows the hotel after its second enlargement in 1850 when it became the pre-eminent hotel in the town, and remained so until the construction of the Metropole and Grand hotels on The Leas at the end of the 19th century. The Royal Pavilion finally closed in the 1980s, the majority being replaced by the hotel Grand Burstin, although a section containing the listed ballroom remains at the rear. An extremely rare print, which we have only seen twice before.
[Stock No. 24939]