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Description: St Clare's Building at St John of God Hospital
Date Listed: 3 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 322389
OS Grid Reference: NZ2524200247
OS Grid Coordinates: 425242, 500247
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3971, -1.6127
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SCORTON HOSPITAL ROAD
NZ 20 SE
7/76 St Clare's Building at St
John of God Hospital
Convent. c1845 or earlier. For the Religious Order of Poor Clare's. Brick
with ashlar openings, Welsh slate roof. Irregular L-shaped plan, the ranges
set back from each other and with narrow bay in the angle so formed.
Jacobethan style. 2 storeys and attics, 3 uneven bays to both main ranges.
West elevation: windows of chamfered-mullion type with pointed-arched
lights; in first bay, on ground floor, 3-light mullion-and-transom window;
on first floor, 3-light Tudor-arched window with intersecting tracery. In
second and third bays, single-light and 2-light windows respectively. Gables
above first and second bays, with pointed-arched niche containing statue of
St Clare, and gable cross. Shaped ashlar kneelers, raised verges with
ashlar coping. Entry in left (north) return of this range: board door in
Tudor-arched doorway. South elevation of northern range: on ground floor,
mullion-and-transom windows of 3 , 5 and 3 lights; on first floor, mullion
windows of 2 , 3 and 2 lights. 3 later dormers in roof. The Poor Clare's
lived in a mansion on the site now occupied by the St John of God Hospital
(built 1912), and very unusually ran a school for Roman Catholic girls,
perhaps in this building, before moving to Darlington c1850. Taken over by
the Order of St John of God in 1880. VCH i, p 303.
Listing NGR: NZ2524200247
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Source: English Heritage
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