COATHAM – The Coatham Victoria Hotel Co.Ltd & Coatham Pier

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 03/10/1870


CAPITAL. £7500, IN 750 SHARES OF £10 EACH.

£1 per share to be paid on application; £1 per share on

allotment; the remaining £8 per share to be paid in

calls not exceeding £2  per share at intervals of not

less than two months.


A.H.T. Newcomen, Esq., Kirkleatham Hall, Redcar, Chairman.

Joseph Dodds, Esq., M.P., Stockton, Vice-Chairman.

  1. M. Jaques, Esq., Easby Abbey, Richmond.

Major Elwood, Skutterskelfe, Stokesley.

Charles M. Newcomen, Esq., Kirkleatham Hall, Redcar.

  1. N. Duck, Esq., Coatham, Redcar.

Captain Swan, Coatham, Redcar.

Thos. Backhouse, Esq., Coatham, Redcar.

Henry Thompson, Esq., Coatham, Redcar.

, With power to add to the number.


Messrs Dodds and Trotter, Stockton-upon-Tees.


  1. J. Adams, Esq., Stockton-upon-Tees.


National Provincial Bank of England.


Mr James Rutherford, land agent, Kirkleatham, Redcar.

The above Company is proposed to be established under the provisions of the Company’s Acts, 1862 and 1867, with limited liability, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining a first class Hotel, with all modern requirements, at East Coatham, near Redcar, in the County of York.

A most eligible site, containing an area of 2340 square yards, with a frontage to the sea of 260 feet, bounded on the east, west, and south, by public streets, has been secured on most advantageous terms, the whole of the purchase money being taken in paid-up shares of the Company.

The site commands unrivalled views of the German Ocean, with the Tees-The, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, and a considerable portion of the County of Durham in one direction; and Huntcliffe, and the Cleveland Hills, in the opposite direction.

It abuts upon the magnificent promenade recently constructed by Arthur Henry Turner Newcomer, Esquire, and is within five minutes walk of the Railway Station.

The rapidly increasing watering places of Coatham and Redcar possesses the advantage of an unrivalled expanse of sands, and first-class sea bathing, combine with a district embracing some of the finest scenery in Great Britain; they possess all so direct and frequent railway communication with all parts of the Kingdom – not fewer than twenty trains arriving at and departing from Redcar Station daily. The necessity for improved hotel accommodation has long been felt, and the present healthy development and extension of the staple trade of the district, having greatly increased such necessity, this scheme is proposed for the purpose of supplying the accommodation so urgently required.

The Hotel – which it is proposed to commence forthwith and to have ready for the reception of visitors and others next season – will be of a plain and substantial character, without needless outlay for purposes of decoration; and it is estimated that, including the purchase of the land, it can be completed and finished for a sum of not exceeding the proposed capital stop a moderate tariff of charges will, it is anticipated, yields are highly remunerative return upon the amount invested.

The accommodation proposed to be provided will be of the best possible character; and will be adapted for the temporary or permanent residents of families, as well as for the convenience of commercial gentleman and visitors generally.

The Hotel will contain general Coffee and Dining Rooms; Private Dining Rooms; Ladies’ Drawing Room; Sitting Rooms; Bed and Dressing Rooms; Hot, Cold, and Shower Baths; Billiard and Smoking Rooms; Club Rooms; and every Hotel requirement.

Eight is proposed that a portion of the Hotel shall be set apart in flats containing entire suites of rooms for the accommodation of families at stated rents per week.

It is also intended, when the Hotel is completed and opened, to carry out the wings of the building at a cost of about £3000, and let the same off for private occupation or in suites of rooms for families to be served from the Hotel.

A Company for the erection of a Promenade Pier, immediately in front of the Hotel, and extending into the sea for a distance of about 800 yards, is in contemplation.

Upon this work being completed, the Hotel, promenade, and pier, will form leading attractions in this unrivalled district, and a Ford additional inducements to visitors to avail themselves of the pleasure and luxury of this charming sea-side resort.

Neither promotion money nor fees to promoters, has been all will be paid in any form.

The liability of each shareholder will be limited to the amount of his subscription.

Application for shares, with the deposit of £1 per share, may be sent to the Solicitors; or two Mr James Rutherford, Kirkleatham, Redcar, the Secretary pro. temp; on or before the first day of October next. If no allotment be made to the applicant the deposit will be returned in full.


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