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Description: Administration Block Powick Hospital
Date Listed: 9 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 153404
OS Grid Reference: SO8203050620
OS Grid Coordinates: 382030, 250620
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1536, -2.2641
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POWICK CP -
SO 85 SW
3/86 Administration Block
Offices. 1852. Brick with limestone dressings and slate roof. Italianate
style. A symmetrical composition of four storeys and three bays with
chamfered quoins and bracketed cornice. Windows have architraves. Those
on the ground floor are sashed with glazing bars and have cornices. Those
on the first floor have 8-pane sashes, pediments, and a sill band. Second
and third floor windows are sashed, with sill band to those on the second
floor. Doorcase has engaged Tuscan columns and triglyph frieze, framing a
doorway with round head, moulded imposts, and keystone. Chimney, in middle
of hipped roof, has stone cap with quoined base below panels with arched
recesses, and a cornice. Return walls treated in a manner similar to main
facade. In 1879 Edward Elgar became Conductor of the staff band of the
County Lunatic Asylum, which later became Powick Hospital. (Grundy, Michael:
Elgar's Beloved Country, Worcester, 1985, p 11).
Listing NGR: SO8203050620
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Source: English Heritage
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