The Dreadnought hotel is a large three-storey red-sandstone building that stands over 70 feet high. Later in the 19th century, an additional one and two-storey extension added more space on the backside of the hotel. The building is a modernized Scottish baronial with 19 bedrooms, a ballroom, billiards room, kitchen, drawing room, and bar. The exterior features crow-stepped gables on either side of the building with several chimneys. There are Oriel windows across the front of the building and dormer windows for all of the bedrooms. Originally the flooring was all done with mosaic work, and the main staircase featured stained glass windows.
It is in poor condition. There is some vegetation growth and damp damage on the exterior since the downpipes and gutter are leaking. The windows are all boarded up, it is unknown the condition of the glass windows beneath, if there are any, or of the building’s interior condition.
This building has been vacant since 2006 when a charity bought it, however, such charity does not exist anymore, so the current owner is undetermined. This beautiful red sandstone building could make a very good impact in Bathgate's community if it was found the necessary support to put it back into use.
At Grand Bequest we have created a formula that helps to understand how viable a potential conservation or restoration project is through an overall ‘Grand Grade’.
Total Grand Grade: 0.851190863
Adaptability Grade: 90
Cultural Significance Grade: 77.21625
Social Benefit Grade: 78.6
Financial Sustainability Grade: 91.42
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Postcode: EH48 1HE
Vacant Since: 2006
Architect: James Graham Fairley
Photo credit: Bathgate - Then and Now
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