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Description: Whickham Cottage Hospital
Date Listed: 18 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303899
OS Grid Reference: NZ2076361243
OS Grid Coordinates: 420763, 561243
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9454, -1.6774
NZ 2061 SE WHICKHAM FRONT STREET (south side)
- Whickham Cottage Hospital
Rectory, now hospital. Dated 1713, on plaque above door, with arms and monogram
of Nathaniel Crewe. Painted coursed squared sandstone with plinth and raised
quoins; roof pantiled with stone slates at eaves and stone gable copings; corniced
brick chimneys. 2 storeys, 5 windows. Central half-glazed door in architrave
under high segmental open pediment containing Crewe arms, motto VIS UNITA FORTIOR
and date 1713; monogram NC and bishop's mitre above. Sash windows with glazing
bars in raised stone surrounds. First floor band, moulded eaves cornice. Double-
span U-shaped roof has 2 end and one ridge chimneys and one on linking ridge
at right. Interior shows early C19 stair; stucco frieze of oak-leaves in one
room. Historical note: foundation stone laid by Robert Thomlinson, Rector of
Whickham, in 1713 Source: W Bourn. Annals of the Parish of Whickham (Consett
Listing NGR: NZ2076361243
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