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Meneage Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Helston, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.0992 / 50°5'57"N

Longitude: -5.2707 / 5°16'14"W

OS Eastings: 166191

OS Northings: 27245

OS Grid: SW661272

Mapcode National: GBR Z1.0Y9L

Mapcode Global: VH133.LRFT

Entry Name: Meneage Hospital

Listing Date: 22 May 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196466

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385540

Location: Helston, Cornwall, TR13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Helston

Built-Up Area: Helston

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Helston

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


631-1/5/188 (North East side)
22/05/72 Meneage Hospital


Former workhouse. Probably 1855, the same as entrance gateway
with datestone (qv). Local rubble with granite dressings
including plinth, monolithic jambs and square eaves cornice;
dry Delabole slate roofs, hipped except for granite-coped
central rear gable with dressed granite stack, other stacks
brick: 2 axial stacks and 1 lateral stack; cast-iron ogee
Symmetrical E-shaped plan with central tower porch at the
front, 2 shallow rear wings and deep central 2-storey wing
plus single-storey lean-to clasping the front corners.
3 storeys; nearly symmetrical 1:6:1:6:1-bay articulated front.
Some original 12-pane hornless sashes, some horned copies,
otherwise later transomed windows with small panes and two C20
1st-floor extensions carried on concrete piers in front of 3
bays at left and right, 1 bay from the porch; mid-floor stair
windows near angle on left and altered on right, otherwise
original openings. Taller porch has round-arched doorway with
original fanlight; round-arched window to each floor above,
impost band to 1st floor and blind oculus under moulded eaves
of pyramidal roof. End cross wings have tripartite windows in
wide openings to upper floor.
Right-hand lean-to on right has extra wing projecting forward
in front of angle. Other elevations are unaltered except for 2
small C20 single-storey additions at rear left; many original
12-pane hornless sashes and tripartite sashes including
central round-arched window of central rear gable with
concentric fanlight head, other windows replaced with
top-opening windows with glazing bars. Side walls are 3:1:3
bays with central entrance and stair bays. Central rear wing
is 2 storeys with two 1st-floor tripartite sashes to each side
wall and 1 similar ground-floor window. INTERIOR not

Listing NGR: SW6619127245

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