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Latitude: 52.3906 / 52°23'26"N
Longitude: -2.2587 / 2°15'31"W
OS Eastings: 382492
OS Northings: 276986
OS Grid: SO824769
Mapcode National: GBR 0BF.5RL
Mapcode Global: VH91T.S5SP
Entry Name: Kidderminster General Hospital Including Revetment and Front Area Railings to South West
Listing Date: 20 October 1992
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1249450
English Heritage Legacy ID: 431581
Location: Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, DY11
District: Wyre Forest
Town: Wyre Forest
Civil Parish: Kidderminster
Built-Up Area: Kidderminster
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: Kidderminster Ismere
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
The following building shall be added to the list:-
SO 82 76 KIDDERMINSTER MILL STREET
954/1/10000 Kidderminster General Hospital
including revetment and front area
railings to south west
Hospital. 1870-1, by J G Bland; extended in 1886, 1888, 1902
and 1926. Redbrick with blue brick and limestone dressings.
Steeply pitched plain tile roof, hipped at centre and gabled at
ends. Large brick axial and lateral stacks with set offs. High
Victorian Gothic style.
PLAN: Small example of pavilion plan with central administration
block with entrance and stairs and axially-flanking wards. 1926
extension on SE not of special interest.
EXTERIOR: 3 and 2 storeys. Symmetrical 2:4:3:3:3:4:5 bays. The
central 3 storey 3-bay administration block has hipped roof with
finials and cresting, flanking large stacks and projecting gabled
centre bay with gabled porch, canted stone bay cinquefoil in
tympanum of pointed arch in gable; to left and right 2-light
windows and 3-light pointed arch ground floor windows with stone
colonnettes. Flanking hipped roof pavilions, 4 bays with central
lateral stacks and small gabled projecting wings at either end.
Limestone coping with corbelled kneelers to gables, limestone and
blue with bands and corbelled brick eaves. Wooden louvred
ventilators over end bays with pyramidal roofs. Gabled end
elevations and gabled and hipped wings at rear and at centre
gabled stair wing with 3 lancets and quatrefoil above. Hospital
stands high above Mill Street and has tall brick revetment with
depressed 2-centre arch blind arcade, railings and piers above
and pointed archway to dispensary on right.
INTERIOR: Open well drain stairs with cast-iron balustrade,
gothic newel panelled vaulted ceiling and lancet windows with
stained glass of 1888 in memory of Lady Kingsale; 2 small
stained glass windows at back of hall.
SOURCES: J R Burton, A History of Kidderminster; Kelly's
Directories. 1872 & 1928.
Listing NGR: SO8249276986
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