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Description: Horton General Hospital, Main Entrance Block Fronting Oxford Road
Date Listed: 14 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 244446
OS Grid Reference: SP4556239575
OS Grid Coordinates: 445562, 239575
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0527, -1.3370
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BANBURY OXFORD ROAD
SP43NE (East side)
Horton General Hospital, main
4/146 entrance block fronting Oxford
Infirmary, now main entrance block, Horton General Hospital. 1869-72 by Charles
Driver. H.R. Franklins of Deddington, builders. Red brick banded in blue. Stone
dressings. Steeply pitched red tile roof, brick end stacks. E-plan. Gothic
style. Central advanced entrance bay of one and a half storeys is flanked by
gabled single-storey side wings. Gabled entrance bay has central doorway with
pointed arched head with red and blue brick surrounds and stone hoodmould and
label stops. C20 2-storey glass porch. Embattled tower with machicolations.
Ground floor has sashes with horns and stone heads. Attic storey has
half-dormers with hipped roofs and sashes with horns, tall narrow windows with
pointed red and blue brick and stone decoration to heads. Stone copings. Brick.
dentilled eaves. C20 single-stormy brick extensions to front, obscuring detail
of side wings, are not of special architectural interest. Interior retains
original roof structure.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.438).
Listing NGR: SP4556239575
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Source: English Heritage
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