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Description: Nightingale House
Date Listed: 25 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260722
OS Grid Reference: SJ4253922080
OS Grid Coordinates: 342539, 322080
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7932, -2.8536
BASCHURCH C.P. NEWTOWN
SJ 42 SW
15/23 Nightingale House
House, latterly part of hospital, now residential home for the elderly.
Late C18 extended early to mid-C19 with later additions and alterations.
Red brick on chamfered ashlar plinth; slate roof with coped verges on
carved stone kneelers to right gable end. External end stacks, that
to right with wide base. Original 3-bay house extended by further 3
bays to left in C19 (see straight joint). 3 storeys with moulded stone
eaves cornice to C18 part and toothed eaves cornice to C19 addition.
C18 part has glazing bar sashes with gauged heads, of reduced proportions
to second floor. Central entrance has 4-panel door (upper panels now
glazed) in round-arched fluted pilastered doorcase with plain semi-circular
fanlight and bracketed open pediment. C19 extension has 3 closely spaced
glazing bar sashes with sandstone wedge lintels scored in imitation of
gauged brick heads. Venetian window with stone surround to ground floor.
Stone tablet at junction between 2 parts on ground floor (erected by
Baschurch Womens' Institute to commemorate the coronation of Elizabeth
II) records that the house was the centre of the first open-air hospital
for cripples in the world, founded by Dame Agnes Hunt in 1900. Lower
C19 ranges to rear.
Listing NGR: SJ4253922080
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Source: English Heritage
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