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Description: Kingsway House
Date Listed: 8 June 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 319273
OS Grid Reference: SU0990231862
OS Grid Coordinates: 409902, 131862
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0860, -1.8600
5409 QUEEN STREET
SU 03 SE 1/97
Early-mid C19. Cross in square plan which is quite well preserved. Main
central block to west of 3 storeys with 3 storey cross-shaped wings behind
and linking single storey buildings. Red brick, slate roofs. Main block
has brick block eaves cornice and 3 ranges of glazing bar sash windows
with brick flat arches, 1st and 2nd floor cill bands. Door moved from
centre to left hand side. Cross point of wings octagonal. Set back from
road on terrace which has brick retaining wall with wall buttresses, height
varies with slope from 4-7 ft; in front of main block are cast-iron railings
set into the wall.
Typical of the cruciform type of workhouse designed by Sampson Kempthorne
after the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act. Possibly by George Gilbert Scott,
Listing NGR: SU0990231862
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Source: English Heritage
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