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Administration Block Powick Hospital, Powick

Description: Administration Block Powick Hospital

Grade: II
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

Location: Prince Rupert Avenue, Powick, Worcestershire WR2 4QW

Locality: Powick
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR2 4QW

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Listing Text

SO 85 SW
3/86 Administration Block
Powick Hospital
- II
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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