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Description: Borocourt Hospital
Date Listed: 13 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 247050
OS Grid Reference: SU6831182402
OS Grid Coordinates: 468311, 182402
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5364, -1.0165
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5/30 Borocourt Hospital
Country House, now hospital, formerly known as Wyfold Court. 1874-84 by
George Somers Clarke the Elder for Edward Hermon. Some C20 alterations. Red
brick with grey brick diaper pattern; plain tile roof; brick stacks. Complex
plan, French Gothic style. 2 storeys and attic with 4-storey and attic wing to
right; higher towers. 14-window range. Stone porte cochere to left with 2-
centre arches to 3 sides. Studded door with Gothic moulded stone surround.
Irregular fenestration, mostly of stone mullion and transom windows with
elaborate carved hoods. Complex gabled roof with cross-gables, towers and
turrets. Ornamental ridge tiles and ornamental metal ridges to towers and
turrets. Decorative carved brick stacks. Elaborate carved stone details.
Other elevations of same quality and complexity. Interior: Vaulted stone main
corridor to ground floor with original light fittings. Open well staircase
with elaborate carved balustrade, armorial glass to windows and fixed
paintings. Many of the interiors survive with some C20 alterations.
Bought in 1932 and became Borocourt Hospital.
(Peter Howell, Wyfold Court; The Country Seat, 1970,p.244-51).
Listing NGR: SU6831182402
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Source: English Heritage
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