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Chapel with Covered Approach to Mendip Hospital, St Cuthbert Out

Description: Chapel with Covered Approach to Mendip Hospital

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 December 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 268199

OS Grid Reference: ST5709946542
OS Grid Coordinates: 357099, 146542
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2165, -2.6156

Location: New Square, St Cuthbert Out, Somerset BA5 3HX

Locality: St Cuthbert Out
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA5 3HX

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Listing Text


11/95 Chapel with covered approach
to Mendip Hospital

Chapel attached by a covered walkway to rear of County Lunatic Asylum, which is now
a hospital (qv). 1845-7. By G G Scott and W B Moffatt, works supervised by
Richard Carver, for County Magistrates. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone
dressings, coped verges, slate roofs with circular domes iron vents, 2-stage
buttresses with offsets. Crossing tower with spire, transepts, nave, chancel,
lean-to vestry; in C13 style. Two-light windows with simple tracery and lancets,
some grouped; base of tower square on plan, top stage octagonal, broaches;2-light
bell-chamber window to each face, above corbels supporting a continuous octagonal
stone spire with a finial. Elevated approach from hospital in conforming
neo-medieval style, 3-light stone mullioned windows; set on bridge spanning road
which runs along rear,of hospital. Interior of interest. An important example of
Scott's early industrial work; contract won in open competition; built by Kirk of
Sleaford. (Builder, 1845; architects drawing in RIBA).

Listing NGR: ST5705546505

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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