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Description: Main Building of Glapthorn Road Hospital
Date Listed: 28 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 231703
OS Grid Reference: TL0374888587
OS Grid Coordinates: 503748, 288587
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4853, -0.4736
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1. (West Side)
Main Building of
Glapthorn Road Hospital
TL 0388 2/121 28.6.73.
Built as the workhouse. 1836. Perhaps by G G Scott (Pevsner). Late classical,
with red brick additions of 1902. 2 long parallel ranges joined by a central passage.
Lower front range consists of end pavilions and centre of 2 storeys linked by sections
of 1 storey. Centre hipped forward has 2 windows on ground floor with rusticated
heads joine by band, hung sashes with glazing bars, and door. 3 windows on 1st
floor. Side ranges of 1 storey and 6 windows, bays divided by plain pilasters.
End pavilions are houses with 1 window to each storey, end pilasters, band between
storeys. Plinth. Rear range of 3 storeys with central octagonal tower of 4 storeys.
Ends of range and extension to rear and alterations are in red brick, 1902. Tower
has 1 window to each face except for centre which has clock in roundel flanked
by 2 windows. Wood louvred bell turret. Both wings have 2 windows in ends, which
project slightly, then 5 windows. The ranges are joined by a 2 storey linking section,
which has been somewhat altered.
The Main Building and Hospital Chapel form a group.
Listing NGR: TL0374888587
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Source: English Heritage
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