Cottage Hospital and Institute, Almondsbury
Description: Cottage Hospital and Institute
Date Listed: 5 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 35124
OS Grid Reference: ST6071584021
OS Grid Coordinates: 360715, 184021
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5537, -2.5680
Location: 20 Gloucester Road, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire BS32 4DP
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ST 68 SW ALMONDSBURY GLOUCESTER ROAD (south east side)
12/30 Cottage Hospital and Institute
Hospital, 1891 by C.E. Ponting. Brick with stone dressings, plain tiled and
lead roofs. Asymetrical cruciform plan with rear side wing. Renaissance and
Queen Anne details in the style of Norman Shaw. 2 storeys and 3 windows under
gable with ball finialsto each side, coped verges with central stepped finial,
central block breaks forward with large bay window containing door with transom
light and wooden key with panel containing swag and festooned fruit under
cornice, small window to side with brick relieving arch and decorative stone
apron, wooden balustraded balcony, central mullion and transom casement with
glazing bars and top lights at 1st floor level with decorative stone head and
jamb shafts in angled brick. Clock tower to right has door in stone round arch
with key, memorial plaque above in cased and swept architrave, broken scrolled
pediment over, clock at 2nd floor level in scrolled and foliate stone surround
with plain pediment over and decorative brickwork, open arcade of 4 x 4 round-
headed arches under cornice which breaks forward at corners, brick parapet and
lead cupola with bell and weathervane. Left wing has shaped gable with stone
fan finial, coped verges and ball finials to sides, irregular windows all with
glazing bars and stone aprons, continuous stone weathered string, stepped stack
at corner. Right wing has ground floor oval window in decorative brick
surround with stone segmental open pediment, slit windows to clock tower at 1st
and 2nd floor. Rear wing has small lead cupola and dormers at rear.
Interior: dog leg stair with flat balusters and decorative newel at ground
floor, boxed handrail; moulded beams with large moulded stops, 6 panelled doors
in lugged architraves with pediments over at ground floor. (Sources: Verey, D.
: Buildings of England, Gloucestershire : The Vale and The Forest of Dean.
Listing NGR: ST6071584021
Source: English Heritage
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