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Description: Elderly Persons Home (Beddell House) 20 Metres North West of Chapel
Date Listed: 7 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109964
OS Grid Reference: NZ3082341634
OS Grid Coordinates: 430823, 541634
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7687, -1.5224
SHINCLIFFE A 181
(East side, off)
12/83 Elderly Persons'
House), 20 metres
Former Infirmary, now Elderly Persons' Home, c.1868 by Austin and Johnson.
Snecked sandstone with dressings. Welsh slate roofs and stone chimney stacks.
H-plan on site sloping down from right to left. Gothic style. Long symmetrical
front, 2 and 3 storeys with attics: projecting centrepiece with 2-storey square
porch flanked by taller cross-gabled wings. Behind this runs a continuous
range with 5-bay sections flanking the centre-piece; the left section is
raised above a 4-bay buttressed loggia of pointed arches. Large cross-gabled
end wings projecting to front and rear complete the composition; the left wing
is 3-storeyed due to slope of site, the right wing has aslightly-taller
8-bay extension on rear. Mainly pointed openings with sill bands. Centrepiece
has a buttressed porch with pointed doorway and shouldered and trefoil-headed
lancets in pairs or groups of 4. Ground-floor windows elsewhere are mainly
2-light with quatrefoils and continuous hoodmoulds. Mainly paired trefoil-
headed lancets on first floor. Long centre range has small gabled dormers.
Angle-buttressed end wings have similar fenestration and wide gabled bays
which break forward on inner and outer returns and end in tall battered
stacks. Wing at left has large 4-light window in gable and 3-storey square-
plan porch on left return. Steeply-pitched roofs with coped gables and
transverse ridge stacks. Sear has plainer, scattered openings, mainly with
shouldered heads. Single-storey, late C19 flat-roofed wing at right-angles
on inner return of extension on right wing.
C20 one-storey, brick garage on rear is not of interest.
Listing NGR: NZ3082341634
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Source: English Heritage
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