Pier yard car park in 1907 is what it says on the card, although I had previously assumed the building in the foreground right were demolished in the 1890s, note the Alexander before it was rebuilt and opened in 1907.
A bit hard to miss with its red and stone coloured greyed tile and bricks, with terracotta details. Three storeys and attic. Recessed ground floor, with cornice to 1st floor supporting 4 Doric pilasters; cornice to 2nd floor supporting 4 Ionic pilasters. Modillion cornice to ramped parapet with urn finials, and central pedimented loggia/portico with 3 supporting piers to attic with 2 glazing bar sashes behind (lower leaf plate glass). Stacks to left and to right. Originally crowned by a dome. Double sashes with glazing bars to upper leaves to left and right on 2nd floor, and 2 bars to left and to right on 1st floor, with moulded and keyed semi-circular arches on both floors to recessed balconies, only the upper with balustrade, with sashes to 2nd floor and French doors to 1st floor. Large segmental bow on ground floor with plate glass windows; central boarded doors. Stained glass recessed windows either side.
That's local history for you, lots of conflicting information.
After my visit to the Nayland Rock Hotel the other day, see http://michaelsbookshop.com/turner2018/id10.htm which takes you in to a bit of a maze in the wasteland, it keeps cropping up in my dreams.
So next some historic pictures of The Nayland Rock