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Hertfordshire and Essex General Hospital (Former Workhouse Block, Now Staff Accomodation, Comprising, Bishop's Stortford

Description: Hertfordshire and Essex General Hospital (Former Workhouse Block, Now Staff Accomodation, Comprising

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 July 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 160925

OS Grid Reference: TL5005720907
OS Grid Coordinates: 550057, 220907
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8666, 0.1780

Location: Haymeads Lane, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 5JH

Locality: Bishop's Stortford
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: CM23 5JH

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Listing Text

(West Side)

Herts and Essex
General Hospital
(former workhouse
block, now staff
Waytemore House,
Essex House,
Cecil House, offices
and training school)
TL 42 SE:6/31, 7/31
52 SW


1856 former workhouse complex, red brick, slate and modern concrete tile roofs.
Y-plan with terminating blocks. Entrance block at foot of Y, set back within
courtyard, flanked on east by single storey lodges. These have hipped roof centres of
3 semi-circular headed sash windows. Entrance block: 3 storeys, 5 windows, all
arch-headed, partly vertical sash, partly with bottom-hung ventilators. Central door
with cornice on concoles. Low hipped roof with exposed rafters on projecting eaves.
Dentil cornice. Central louvre with iron weathervane and fox motif. Legs of Y also
3 storeys with similar window and eaves treatment. Other terminal blocks similar to
entrance, but 4 windows. Adjoining south terminal block on east side is original,
single-storey casualty cell block. Eight windows with original, iron opening gear
intact on south side.

Listing NGR: TL5005720907

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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