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Western Lodge Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7922 / 50°47'31"N

Longitude: -3.6742 / 3°40'27"W

OS Eastings: 282094

OS Northings: 100512

OS Grid: SS820005

Mapcode National: GBR L8.ZF05

Mapcode Global: FRA 3760.0F8

Entry Name: Western Lodge Hospital

Listing Date: 2 April 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197561

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387133

Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton

Built-Up Area: Crediton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/02/2018


WESTERN ROAD (South side)
The Lodge and Lower Lodge

(Formerly listed as Western Lodge Hospital)


Former workhouse, later used as hospital, now subdivided into apartments. 1836 by Samuel Kempthorne of London (DRO) with later ancillary extensions. Flemish bond red brick; slate roofs with pedimented gable ends, deep eaves and lead rolls to ridges.

Plan: Symmetrical radial plan with three wings and main front range across the south end of the south wing.

Exterior: The main south-facing range is two storeys and basement. 3:3:3-bays, the more closely-spaced centre three bays breaks forward and has pediment containing plaque, the inscription painted over. Central doorway (converted to window) with a moulded architrave and pediment on console brackets, wide bands at ground floor and first floor sill level. C19 twelve-pane sashes with flat rubbed brick arches and small basement windows at ground level. At either end of the front are single-storey and basement two-window wings with hipped roofs, which are probably part of the original design. Behind the front range are the three taller radiating wings of three storeys, seven bays. Only the two north wings are relieved by a central projecting, pedimented bay; sashes with glazing bars, some replaced. At the end of the south wing, at the junction with the front range, a C20 stair tower rises above roof level. Later small accretions include a C20 laundry on the north side.

Interior: Much altered in the C20

Sampson Kempthorne had an office in Carlton Chambers, Regent Street, London. Although he is reputed to have designed many workhouses, few individual buildings can be attributed to him with certainty. A signed plan of the workhouse is in the Devon Record Office.

Listing NGR: SS8209400512

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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