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Magdalene Hospital, Wilton

Description: Magdalene Hospital

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 June 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 319226

OS Grid Reference: SU1013731448
OS Grid Coordinates: 410137, 131448
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0823, -1.8566

Location: King Street, Wilton, Wiltshire SP2 0AX

Locality: Wilton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP2 0AX

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Listing Text

Nos 22 to 32 (even)
(Magdalene Hospital)
SU 13 SW 1/101


Dated 1831. Designed 1828 by Edward Blore for Lady Pembroke in Tudor-Gothic
2 storeys gault brick almshouses with coped gabled front to road. A pair
of gabled breaks to left, 2 small stone gables to centre 1st floor windows
and a gabled break to right. Gables are coped and weathered with finials
and kneelers. Five 2-light stone mullion windows on 1st floor, with moulded
labels to breaks. 6 windows on ground floor, three 3-light and a 2-light
stone mullion windows with moulded labels, 2 canted bays with stone hipped
roofs and 4 lights. Centre recess flanked by facing porches, also gabled
and with finials, Tudor arch doorways with sunk spandrels and beaded doors.
1½ storey extension to left with entrance to No 22 under moulded label (beaded
door). No 32 entered from south-east gable end, two 2-light stone mullion
windows with moulded labels on 1st floor, projecting stone hipped roof bay
on ground floor with central doorway (like No 22's) and flanking windows.
Gabled panel above door with inscribed plaque in Gothic letters

"This Hospital of Saint Mary Magdalen of Wilton was rebuilt on its
present site in fulfillment of the intentions of George Augustus
11th Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery by Catherine his widow and sole
executrix A. Dni. 1831".

Slate roof with 3 large ridge chimneys and 1 diagonally shafted wall chimney
with stepped base adjacent to No 22.
3½ ft street wall of gault brick with weathered stone capping and 2 sets
of low gatepiers with pyramidal caps.

Listing NGR: SU1013731448

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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