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Woodland Cottage, (Formerly the Sanatorium) Royal High School, Bath

Description: Woodland Cottage, (Formerly the Sanatorium) Royal High School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 2011
English Heritage Building ID: 1405721

OS Grid Reference: ST7459566589
OS Grid Coordinates: 374602, 166594
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3978, -2.3664

Locality: Bath
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA1 5SZ

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Listing Text


A former sanatorium, built 1883-4, for isolating sick girls at the Royal High School. It proved to be unsatisfactory and was later divided into two houses in 1919.

Reason for Listing

* Architectural interest: as a specialist school building competently executed in the Gothic style;
* Group value: with the other Grade II listed buildings of the Royal High School.


The Sanatorium, for isolating sick girls from the main school, was built when the school was extended. However, in 1919 it proved unsatisfactory and was divided into two houses. The building forms an important group with other school buildings on the site.


A school sanatorium in Gothic style, later converted to two houses. 1883-1884, converted 1919. By WG Habershon.

MATERIALS: rock faced Pennant limestone rubble with a Welsh slate roof.

PLAN: a cruciform plan with a lantern over a central hall.

EXTERIOR: single storey with attic. Mullion and transom windows. Pointed arch doorway in a gabled porch with a plank door. The central lantern/vent has a conical roof, and the rest of the building has steeply pitched roofs with tall chimney stack with offsets.

INTERIOR: Not inspected, but likely to have been altered as a result of its subdivision.

Source: English Heritage

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