British Hotel

British Hotel

The first licensed house on this site, the British Tavern, was a going concern in 1838; however, the present building dates from 1883, when George Harding subdivided the land on which the tavern had been situated. Part of the land on which the present hotel was erected was transferred to the brewers Beaglehole and Johnston, and on the remaining land to the east, Harding built a house fronting Finniss Street. Rowland Rees the architect advertised for tenders in the South Australian Register of April 11, 1883.

The prominent brewers Beaglehole and Johnston operated the Lion Brewery nearby in Jerningham Street. The hotel is contemporary with the former Huntsman’s Hotel in O’Connell Street, also built for Beaglehole and Johnston and designed by Rees. However, his design for the British Hotel lacks the characteristic ebullience and eccentricity that are the hallmarks of many of his villas and hotels.

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The British Hotel is nevertheless a significant and intact survivor of that boom era of construction in the city.


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Architects
Rowland Rees
Builders
Building materials
Stone, Bluestone
Architectural styles
2 Victorian Period (c. 1840–c. 1890)
Construction
1883 -
Architecture and design features
Rowland Rees, balustrade, quoins
Engineering features
 
Precinct
Lower North Adelaide
Council Ward
North
Alternative Addresses
Geo-coordinates
Town Acre
967
Planning Zone or Policy Area
Original owners
Beaglehole and Johnston
Original occupant
Later occupant/s
Purposes and use
Commercial, Hotel
AS2482 classification
10510 - Hotel - Motel - Inn
Public Access
Opening hours only
 
NTSA ID
1167
State Heritage ID
13556
ACC Reference No.
DPTI Heritage No.
1475
RNE ID
1475
Certificate of Title No.
CT 5805/605 D54960 A22
NTSA file exists
Yes
Heritage Status
State Heritage listed
State heritage listing
State Heritage listed
Date of State heritage listing
Local heritage listing
Date of Local heritage listing
NTSA listing
NTSA registered
Date of NTSA listing
1972/02
Section 23 (4) crtiteria
Risk status
 
Historic Themes
3.5 Commercial, Marketing & Retail
3.5.5 A City of Pubs
4.7 Memorable Development Eras
 
Australian Curriculum references
Year 5: The Australian Colonies
ACHHK097
 

References


Further reading

  • ACA, Assessments, Digest of Proceedings, 14 May 1883, 11 April 1883; South Australian Register, 11 April 1883.

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