British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Whitlingham Hospital Blocks 04, 05, 06, Trowse with Newton

Description: Whitlingham Hospital Blocks 04, 05, 06

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 227236

OS Grid Reference: TG2549906936
OS Grid Coordinates: 625499, 306936
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6133, 1.3294

Location: A47, Trowse with Newton, Norfolk NR14 8RN

Locality: Trowse with Newton
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 8RN

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Trowse with Newton, Norfolk at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

(North side, off)

1832-/2/98 Whitlingham Hospital blocks
04, 05, 06 (Formerly Listed
31.10.85 as: Whitlingham Hospital
Conservatory and attached


Country house, now hospital, with attached conservatory , service wing and billiard room. House c1865, by HE Coe of Cambridge for Sir Robert Harvey. Acquired 1872 by 11 Colman, following Harvey's suicide. Service wing, billiard room and alterations 1902-05, by Edward Boardman. Conservatory restored late C20. House, red brick with ashlar dressings and g'!)bled and hipped plain tile roofs with coped gables and finials, and prominent multiple ridge stacks. Renaissance Revival style. 2 storeys plus attics; 5 window range. Windows are mainly leaded cross-casements with stone mullions and transoms. Entrance front, to north, has a recessed centre wit? small gable, side bays with parapets, and larger end bays with gables. Regular fenestration. Large central porch dated 1905, with round arched double doors and fanlight, and flat roof behind balustrade. Right gabled wing has a square bay window, 2 storeys, with cross-mullioned windows and balustrade. T o right, a set back range, 2 windows, with C20 lift tower. Right return has two canted bay windows, 2 storeys, with balustrades. Above them, gables with 3-light windows. Garden front, 7 windows, has a recessed centre with a large gable, and projecting end bays each with a large and a small gable. The larger outer gables have canted bay windows, 2 storeys, and 4-light windows above. Central Tuscan portico, 3 bays, with balustrade, and openings mainly glazed. Conservatory , cast iron and wrought iron on brick plinth, 10 bays, has an apsidal end and flanking aisles, that to north full length, that to south 5 bays. Central double doors with elaborate scrolled grifle in front of the glass, and semicircular steps. Main uprights have volute capitals supporting a scrolled frieze and dentillated cornice. Below the cornice, opening oval lights. Above it, rectangular lights. Steep pitched roof with clerestory with oval lights. Service wing, Tudor Revival style, has brick ground floor and sham timber framing with roughcast nogging above. Plain tile roofs with similar stacks to the house. 2 storeys plus attics. Billiard room, to west, Arts and Crafts style, red brick with timber framed gable and brick nogging. Plain tile roof. Interiors: house has a central hallway with a screen with central rusticated round arch and double columns, flanked by sidelights. Open well wooden stair with square-turned balustrade, coved ceiling with swags and foliage border. Ground floor room on garden front with elliptical arched plaster vault with strapwork, and Renaissance Revival chimneypiece. Matching bookcases in recess. Ground floor room to north has considerable strapwork ornament. Conservatory interior has semicircular T -section trusses on brackets. Quatrefoil columns to aisles, with volute capitals and traceried spandrels. Stone floor with geometrical patterns. Opposite the apse, a round arched fountain, ashlar with mosaic panel, foliage. spandrels, and mask spout. Above it a round arched arcaded window, 3 lights, and above again, an ashlar balcony on brackets, with an elaborate wrought iron railing. Billiard room has terracotta plaques, C16, from Arminghall Hall, Norfolk, a C15 stone doorcase with 4-centred arch and relief panel and moulded door, and re-used linenfold panelling.

Listing NGR: TG2549906936

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.