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Sexey's Hospital East Wing and Gateway Link to West

A Grade II Listed Building in Bruton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.111 / 51°6'39"N

Longitude: -2.4566 / 2°27'23"W

OS Eastings: 368132

OS Northings: 134732

OS Grid: ST681347

Mapcode National: GBR MX.B9FP

Mapcode Global: VH8BG.CBNN

Entry Name: Sexey's Hospital East Wing and Gateway Link to West

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261593

Location: Bruton, South Somerset, Somerset, BA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Bruton

Built-Up Area: Bruton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


8/119 Sexey's Hospital: East Wing and
gateway link to West



Almshouse. Early C19, extended in 1882. Local stone cut and squared with Doulting stone dressings; Welsh slate roof
behind parapets and coped gables; stone chimney stacks with moulded caps. In plain Gothic style; 'U'-plan, mostly 3
storeys; street facade of 2 storeys, 11 bays, of which bay 11 is slightly projecting and gabled. Plinth, eaves course,
plain parapet; hollow chamfered mullioned windows with cusped head single or 2-lights under continuous stepped label;
door set in moulded cambered arch bay 3, 4-light window over lower bays 4 and 5, projecting chimney stack between bays
8 and 9; windows to bay 11 deeper, with individual labels, with 2-light pointed arch blind window and open quatrefoil
panel in gable. Linking doorway to West, on street line, has moulded 4-centre arch under rectangular hood with carved
foliage in spandrils. West facade, to main courtyard, 3 storeys, 7 bays, has mostly 2 cusped head light windows under
separate labels; to second floor 4-centred arched similar 2-light windows without labels; cambered arched doorways to
bays 4 and 6. South garden elevation of 3 storeys (bay 1 is 4 storeys) with 5 bays, all windows flat headed, mostly
2-light under labels but with two stepped 3-lights to bays 4 and 5. A rebuilding of part of the Hospital in the early
C19; in 1882 it was extended Eastwards to accommodate a training school for domestic servants, now absorbed into
almshouse. (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972).

Listing NGR: ST6812534737

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