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Description: Herbert Hospital (Including Detached Summerhouse)
Date Listed: 27 February 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 101703
OS Grid Reference: SZ0692590801
OS Grid Coordinates: 406925, 90801
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7168, -1.9033
1. ALUMHURST ROAD
5180 (East Side)
SZ 0690 2/69
Originally the Herbert Memorial Convalescent Home, l865-7 by T H Wyatt. Very
competently, grouped asymmetrical Gothic, Purbeck stone with red brick bands,
mostly mullioned windows. Porch-tower with statue and clock (in diamond frame),
short spire with lucarnes on brick and stone machicolated cornice. Few windows
on entrance side: horizontal emphasis of hipped roofs, brick bands and chamfered
corners. East wing connected by single-storey link up hill to former chapel
with traceried windows and cupola, flanked by lower room with bows. West wing
with canted bay facing down drive and 3 gables to south. Centre of south front
almost symmetrical (but not axial with entrance): two 2-storey canted bays with
red brick spandrels. Single-storey south-east wing. Chimneys by contrast of
stucco and Italianate with bracketed cornice and openwork frame to pots. Edwardian
summerhouse of white timber circa 1910, with battered corners and splayed hipped
roof, detached from main building.
Listing NGR: SZ0692590801
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Source: English Heritage
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