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Nurses' Home, Lancaster

Description: Nurses' Home

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 383037

OS Grid Reference: SD4781861132
OS Grid Coordinates: 347818, 461132
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0435, -2.7984

Locality: Lancaster
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA1 1SU

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Listing Text

LANCASTER

SD4761SE ASHTON ROAD
1685-1/8/5 Nurses' Home
18/02/70

GV II

Nurses' home, originally a railway station and railway company
offices. 1840, altered C20. Designed by Edwin Gwyther of
Birmingham. Sandstone ashlar, with ashlar dressings and slate
hipped roof. Double-depth plan with rear extensions. 2 storeys
and 5 bays under an eaves cornice, with a pediment over the
slightly projecting central bay. Glazed central porch has
coupled Ionic columns supporting a plain entablature. All the
windows have moulded architraves and 12-pane sashes, those on
the ground floor have cornices carried on scrolled brackets.
INTERIOR: reputed to contain visible remains of entrances to
platforms.
HISTORY: originally built as the Penny Street terminus of the
Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway. In 1846 the present
station (on a through line) near the Castle was opened by the
Lancaster and Carlisle Railway Company (Station Road, qv),
which took over the running of the line to Preston in 1849 and
closed the Penny Street station to passenger traffic.
(Nuttall K & Rawlings T: Railways Around Lancaster: Clapham,
Lancaster: 1980-: 7).


Listing NGR: SD4781861132

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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