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Description: Nurses Home at Wanstead Hospital
Date Listed: 6 December 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 204898
OS Grid Reference: TQ4054089296
OS Grid Coordinates: 540540, 189296
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5850, 0.0271
The following building shall be added:-
TQ 48 NW (East Side off)
NURSES HOME AT WANSTEAD
Infirmary of the Merchant seaman's Orphan Asylum. 1900-01, by Arnold
Mitchell, with later alterations. Red brick in English bond with blue
brick bands and ashlar dressings. Graduated lakeland slate roof, with
Welsh slate to addition. Half-butterfly plan of 2 storeys ; 14 bays,
4 : 6 : 4, the 6 central bays in 2 shallow canted projections. At right
end added, gabled, cross-wing. Windows are tall 18-pane sashes with
6-pane overlights and wooden sills; on ground floor they are below 4-
centred arches with "voussoirs" of alternate red and blue brick and brick
tympanums ; on 1st floor they have stone lintels and rise through eaves
under stepped gables which have moulded stone coping. At centre the
1st floor windows are below parapet with wavy stone coping and stone
quasi-rainwater spouts. Stepped end gables with moulded stone coping.
Three decorative vents to ridge, that at centre larger and more elaborate
: outer vents are polygonal, of one stage, with flat circular roofs;
central vent is octagonal of 2 stages, the upper stage with arched braces;
all have slate- hung bases, baluster-like columns supporting roofs/upper
stage, and tall finials. Stacks at either end and to ridge flanking
centre. Cross-wing on right has door in left return under gabled 1st-
floor window; the gable end has iron steps upto 1st floor door with side-
lights and arched niche to apex. Rear: in same style, the 3 central
bays forming canted projection and having 15-pane sashes to lst floor
and flanked by short angled wings, that on left fronted by later addition
(not of special interest). Single-storey addition in angle with cross-
wing not of special interest.
Arnold Mitchell was surveyor to the Orphanage from 1898 to 1913.
Listing NGR: TQ4054089296
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Source: English Heritage
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