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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


672-1/3/178 (South side)
02/04/90 Western Lodge Hospital


Workhouse, later used as hospital. 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 3 wings and main front
range across the south end of the south wing.
Exterior: The main south-facing range is 2 storeys and
basement. 3:3:3-bays, the more closely-spaced centre 3 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 12-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 2-window wings with
hipped roofs, which are probably part of the original design.
Behind the front range are the three taller radiating wings of
3 storeys, 7 bays. Only the 2 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

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