The Canute Castle Hotel, popularly shortened to the Canute, stands at the corner of Canute Road and Royal Crescent Road. It dates from the early 1850s and catered mainly for the trade passing through the nearby docks. The corner five-storey ‘tower’ is surmounted by an octagonal balustrade balcony from which extensive views could once be obtained. It also held a camera obscura. The hotel was closed in 1991, and after major restoration re-opened in 1993 as a free house. In 2001 the property was converted into eight flats with a retail unit on the ground floor. It is Grade II listed.

Canute castle Hotel

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Philip Brannon’s engraved trade card for the Canute Castle, c.1850

Canute Castle Hotel

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Photograph, 1941


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