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Moor Hospital, New Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.0485 / 54°2'54"N

Longitude: -2.7732 / 2°46'23"W

OS Eastings: 349474

OS Northings: 461672

OS Grid: SD494616

Mapcode National: GBR 9P2M.DG

Mapcode Global: WH847.CHPP

Entry Name: Moor Hospital, New Block

Listing Date: 24 January 1994

Last Amended: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195079

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383290

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Bulk

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


LANCASTER

SD46SE QUERNMORE ROAD
1685-1/1/253 (North side)
24/01/94 Moor Hospital, New Block
(Formerly Listed as:
QUERNMOOR ROAD
Lancaster Moor Hospital Mental
Hospital)

II

Mental hospital. 1882, altered C20. Built as an annexe to the
County Lunatic Asylum. Architect AW Kershaw. Squared coursed
sandstone with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Gothic Revival
style. Symmetrical plan. Central 3-storey block with a
6-storey tower, and to each side a central spine links 2 ward
wings at right angles, these each have 3-bay canted front
walls with hipped roofs.
The inner wings are of 3 storeys and the outer ones of 2
storeys. Between the main blocks each link has a central
subsidiary gabled cross-wing. The tower has corner pinnacles
and its upper part is treated as a bell stage with glazed
lancet openings. At ground floor level an open porch projects
forwards and has pointed arches and octagonal corner
pinnacles.
To each side the block has 4 bays, the inner bays narrow, but
the outer bays with paired windows. The ground- and
first-floor windows are set within a blind arcade of chamfered
pointed arches which rise through 2 storeys. The ground-floor
windows have trefoiled ogee heads and the upper windows are
pointed. Below the apex of each super-arch is a window
comprising a stone cross within a circle. The outer corners of
the main block have pinnacles. The windows are partly timber
sashes without glazing bars and partly aluminium replacements.
Both links to the 3-storey wings have had C20 flat-roofed lift
towers added near to their outer ends, and both wings have C20
flat-roofed extensions against their right-hand return walls.
The links to the outer 2-storey wings have also been altered:
the front wall of the right-hand half of the right-hand
(north-east) link has been rebuilt, as has part of the
left-hand link.
HISTORY: built as an annexe to the former County Lunatic
Asylum, which was developed from 1816 onwards on a site to the
south of Quernmore Road. The earlier parts of the complex are
separately listed as Moor Hospital, Blocks 40, 41, 42, 44 and
46 (qv).


Listing NGR: SD4947461672

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