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Golden Lion Hotel, Hunstanton

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Opening  1850
Number of rooms  27 en-suite bedrooms
Architect  William Butterfield
Number of restaurants  1
Golden Lion Hotel, Hunstanton
Location  Hunstanton, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, England
Address  Cliff Parade Hunstanton Norfolk PE36 6BQ

The Golden Lion Hotel is in the coastal English town of Hunstanton, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, England. It is a three-star hotel and has been a Grade II listed building since 20 September 1984.

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Location

The hotel stands in a prominent position on the landward side of Cliff Parade overlooking the Green. It has wide panoramic views of the sea and Hunstanton’s main beach.

History

The area in which this hotel stands was conceived as New Hunstanton and was the brain child of Henry Le Strange of Hunstanton Hall. Le Strange wanted Hunstanton to develop as a sea-side resort with the expected arrival of the railway, which finally arrived in 1862. Le Strange’s son Hamon controlled the latter part of this scheme and he employed several London architects to bring his fathers plans to realization. One of these architect’s was William Butterfield, who had a hand in redeveloping the original New Inn into the Golden Lion Hotel.

Description

The building seen today is built from the local carrstone, which is laid in a random coursed manner around the doorways and windows are dressed with stone quoins and mullions in the high Victorian Tudor Gothic style. The building is set on an L-shaped ground floor plan.

References

Golden Lion Hotel, Hunstanton Wikipedia


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