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Lowther Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in High Ackworth, Wakefield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6562 / 53°39'22"N

Longitude: -1.3343 / 1°20'3"W

OS Eastings: 444093

OS Northings: 417948

OS Grid: SE440179

Mapcode National: GBR MV35.X3

Mapcode Global: WHDCD.GCVG

Entry Name: Lowther Hospital

Listing Date: 25 March 1968

Last Amended: 11 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342612

Location: Ackworth, Wakefield, WF7

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Ackworth

Built-Up Area: High Ackworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Ackworth St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

ACKWORTH PONTEFRACT ROAD
SE41NW
(east side) High
Ackworth
2/12 Nos. 94, 96, 98 and
25.3.1968 100 (Lowther Hospital)
(formerly listed as
"Lowther Hospital")
GV II

Almshouses and schoolroom. Endowed 1741 by Mary Lowther; altered and
restored. Sandstone ashlar, stone slate roof, modern brick chimneys.
Rectangular range formerly of 6 units (3 each side of the centre) but now of
4 units. Single storey, symmetrical, in Classical style; 3-bay pedimented
centre, breaking forwards, has a central doorway with tall 6-pane overlight
all within a Gibbs surround including a triple keystone and a cornice; above
the cornice, a pedimented panel with painted lettering (slightly worn):-

MARY LOWTHER
ERECTED & ENDOWED THIS
(H)OSPITAL FOR A
(SCHO)OL MASTER & SIX POOR WOMEN

Flanking the doorway, 12-pane sashed windows with Gibbs surrounds. The side
ranges now have doors (a) and 9-pane sashed windows (b) a-b-b-b-a-b and b-a-
b-b-b-a respectively, all with raised plain surrounds (but the 2nd window on
each side was formerly a door). Hipped roof with 6 ridge chimneys. Modern
addition to rear in matching style, with hipped roof. Rear wall of brick.


Listing NGR: SE4409317948

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