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Former Workhouse at Shifnal Hospital, Shifnal

Description: Former Workhouse at Shifnal Hospital

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 255279

OS Grid Reference: SJ7487907227
OS Grid Coordinates: 374879, 307227
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6622, -2.3728

Location: 9 Brooklands Avenue, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 9BA

Locality: Shifnal
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF11 9BA

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Listing Text

(West side)

10/36 Former Workhouse at
Shifnal Hospital.

- II

Workhouse, now Hospital. 1817 with 1841 additions at rear. Red brick with
ashlar dressings, and hipped slate roof. L-plan. 2 storeys. Plinth, first
floor cill band, dentil brick eaves cornice, ridge stacks off-centre to right
and left, and ridge stack on wing. 10 bays,left hand bay projecting; glazing
bar sashes with gauged heads, first floor C19 wooden cross window to right;
blind arcaded ground floor with 2 orders of arches. Right-hand bay blank,
second and third bays from right with C19 wooden cross windows, and left-hand
bay with 3-light C20 casement. Pairs of C19 three-panelled doors with over-
lights in fourth and sixth bays from left, and C20 doors with overlight and
rendered surround in seventh bay from left. Right-hand wing with 2 bay left-
hand return front; first floor C19 wooden cross windows, ground floor C19
four-paned sash to right, and blocked door with overlight to left. This is
an example of a workhouse constructed before the standardised designs built
after the 1834 Poor Law. N. Pevsner, B.O.E., Shropshire, p.245.

Listing NGR: SJ7487907227

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

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