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Description: Bosworth Park Infirmary
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 188123
OS Grid Reference: SK4083803332
OS Grid Coordinates: 440838, 303332
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6262, -1.3981
There is also a scheduled monument, Roman foundations E of Barton Road, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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Bosworth Park Infirmary
Country house, now hospital. Largely of c1680-90 but with alterations of
C1837-50 and additions principally in stable courtyards of 1885. Brick with
ashlar dressings throughoutjlow pitched slate hipped roofs, probably
C1837-50. Two storeyed. Entrance front raised on a terrace with stone
balustrades and central flight of steps, is of nine bays (3-3-3). The central
three bays project beneath a pediment with modillions, and tall fluted
pilasters, and a shield of arms in the gable. Stone fluted pilasters mark the
principal angles. Doorways and projecting central porch with broken segmental
pediment and wrought iron fanlight above double doors. Windows are 15 pane
sashes with flat arched gauged brick heads. South elevation raised on terrace
with brick retaining wall with stone copings is of 11 bays (4-3-4) again with
pedimented centre piece, the central bay of which is given further expression
by stone pilasters and an open pediment to each window case. Shield of arms
in gable. Internal detail spans a range of styles from the original house
through to the major alterations of 1885. As an original survival, the
staircase is notable, with moulded rail capped by ramified urns above the
newels and slim turned balasters. It has however been re-arranged to form a
straight flight. Raised and fielded panelling throughout may also be original
work, but plaster ceilings which are largely heavy floral swags forming
panels, though with some lighter motifs including strap work and pendants in
one principal upper room is largely of 1885. Other detailing seems also to
belong to this period, but some fireplaces are of the 18th century, and
grisaille panels over some upper doorways are of the later C18. The entrance
hall is completely of 1885 in a Tudor style with panelled ceilings and stone
fireplace with carved wood over mantle. In the cellar are two doors removed
from Newgate Prison cells in 1903. Stable courtyard to north of house is
almost entirely of 1885 in a Dutch style with principal range to the north
articulated by pilasters with a central shaped Dutch gable.
Listing NGR: SK4083803332
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Source: English Heritage
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