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Hospital of St John, Heytesbury

Description: Hospital of St John

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313275

OS Grid Reference: ST9275242622
OS Grid Coordinates: 392752, 142622
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1828, -2.1051

Location: High Street, Heytesbury, Wiltshire BA12 0EB

Locality: Heytesbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0EB

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Listing Text

ST 92 SW
(north side)
9/54 Hospital of St. John


Almshouses. Rebuilt 1769. Flemish bond brick with stone
dressings, tiled hipped roof, brick stack. 'U'-plan around three
sides of courtyard. Two storey, 5-windowed; sashes. Centre bay
breaks forward with chamfered rusticated quoins and pediment with
arms of Hungerford family; door with 6 fielded panels in moulded
stone architrave, two 12-pane sashes in beaded architraves either
side. Plat band to first floor; five 9-pane sashes in moulded
architraves, moulded stone eaves cornice. Octagonal wooden cupola
over pediment has gilded clockface and arched openings, lead domed
roof. Wings facing courtyard each have door with 6 fielded panels
in moulded architrave with flat stone hood on brackets, two sashes
and one blind sash, plat band and three 9-pane sashes and one blind
to first floor, same eaves cornice, chamfered rusticated quoins.
Front gables have 12-pane sash to ground and 9-pane sash to first
floor. Left return of west wing has tripartite sashes to ground
floor and 6-pane sashes to first. Right return of east wing has
central half-glazed door in stone architrave with C20 hood, three
sashes either side, first floor has plat band and 7 sashes, three
C20 hipped dormers to roof. Rear has sashes as to front and C20
flat-roofed extension.
Interior altered C20. Endowed by Margaret, Lady Hungerford c1472,
rebuilt following fire of c1765.

Listing NGR: ST9275242622

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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