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Royal Pier Hotel, Clevedon

Royal Pier Hotel
Royal Pier Hotel, from Clevedon Pier
Location Clevedon, North Somerset
Built 1823
Architect Thomas Hollyman
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 2001
Royal Pier Hotel, Clevedon is located in Somerset
Royal Pier Hotel, Clevedon
Location of Royal Pier Hotel in Somerset
View from the beach, showing the hotel's damaged roof

The Royal Pier Hotel is a Grade II listed building in Clevedon, England.


The Royal Pier Hotel, originally known as the Rock House, was built in 1823 by Thomas Hollyman. In 1868, the building was expanded by local architect Hans Price[1] and renamed Rock House & Royal Pier Hotel, subsequently shortened to Royal Pier Hotel. Since its closure in October 2001, the building has fallen into disrepair. In the same year, huge public uproar saved the hotel from demolition.[2] In May 2003, one end of the hotel was ruined in a fire, and despite numerous planning applications to turn the building into flats, it remains derelict.


In 2009 local town councilor David Shopland unsuccessfully called for the hotel's Grade II listed status to be removed, to make planning applications easier and the site more attractive to developers.[3][4][5]


The hotel is situated on the cliffs of Clevedon's seafront, adjacent to Clevedon Pier.


  1. ^ "A Brief history of The Royal Pier Hotel". Royal Pier Hotel conservation group. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "UK | England | Somerset | Plea for hotel plan to get moving". BBC News. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Call to remove Royal Pier Hotel status". The Weston & Somerset Mercury. 2009-05-16. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "|Royal Pier Hotel, Clevedon, Julia Elton, criticises delisting proposal | This is Clevedon". 20 May 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Call to have the Royal Pier Hotel in Clevedon delisted". Retrieved 11 June 2009. 

External links

  • Royal Pier Hotel website

See also

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