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Description: Summerlands Hospital (Main Block Only)
Date Listed: 17 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 261411
OS Grid Reference: ST5459116486
OS Grid Coordinates: 354591, 116486
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9460, -2.6477
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ST51NW YEOVIL CP PRESTON ROAD (North side)
1/73 Summerlands hospital
(front block only)
Workhouse administration block, dated 1837. Local Stonework cut and squared with
plain Ham stone quoins and window dressings; Welsh slated hipped roof with
2-brick chimney stacks set asymmetrically. 2-storey, 11-bay facade of 3:1:3:1:3
pattern, with single offsets to bays 4 and 8 and double offset to bays 5-7.
Simple pediment to central projection, bearing dates 1837 and 1968. Sliding sash
windows; ground floor windows have 2 upper and 1 lower pane; first floor 3 upper
and 2 lower panes. Central ground floor window has slightly proud surround with
crude pediment over. 2-matching single storey wings each side: Rear elevation
much altered. Interior not seen. Other buildings on site not of interest. The
former Yeovil Union Public Assistance Institution, or Poor Law House (the
remainder of the Workhouse and its hospital now demolished). (L Brookes 'The
Book of Yeovil' Barracuda Books 1978).
Listing NGR: ST5459116486
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Source: English Heritage
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