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Description: Waddington Hospital Gateway
Date Listed: 16 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 183296
OS Grid Reference: SD7291443985
OS Grid Coordinates: 372914, 443985
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8913, -2.4136
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WADDINGTON WEST BRADFORD ROAD
SD 74 SW
10/124 Waddington Hospital Gateway
(formerly listed as
The Entrance Gate to the
grounds of the Widows' Hospital)
Gateway, assumed to be 1700 (Pevsner), but probably mid-to-late C18th.
Sandstone ashlar. A moulded open pediment is supported on projecting
quoins. Placed centrally is a doorway with chamfered rustication to
the jambs and a flat lintel incised with false voussoirs and with a
projecting false keystone. Above is a plaque with bolection moulded
border: 'This Hospital was built and endow'd in the year 1700 by Robert
Parker of Marley Hall in the County of York Second Son of Edward Parker
of Browsholme Esq. for the Reception of poor Widows, To be chosen
According to the Deed of Endowment'. The Hospital itself was rebuilt
in the late Cl9th. Buck's drawing of c.1720 shows a gateway with
segmental arch and ball finial and records an inscription in latin over
the gates. Samuel Buck's Yorkshire Sketchbook, reproduced in facsimile,
Listing NGR: SD7291443985
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Source: English Heritage
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