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Former Workhouse Building at No 54 (Sambourne Hospital)

A Grade II Listed Building in Warminster, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2004 / 51°12'1"N

Longitude: -2.1894 / 2°11'21"W

OS Eastings: 386864

OS Northings: 144590

OS Grid: ST868445

Mapcode National: GBR 1V5.R99

Mapcode Global: VH97P.03F3

Entry Name: Former Workhouse Building at No 54 (Sambourne Hospital)

Listing Date: 31 March 1978

Last Amended: 15 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1364445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 312986

Location: Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Warminster

Built-Up Area: Warminster

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Warminster St Denys

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(West side)
Former workhouse
building at No 54
(Sambourne Hospital)
ST8644 3/155a


1836 Former Union Workhouse. Built to replace Lord Weymouth’s 1727 or 1757 Workhouse which stood actually on the Common. Like Christchurch, it was felt to be in a more salubrious situation away from the Common it served. 2 storeys, 1st floor of local rubblework, ground floor of channelled ashlar. Slate roof hipped to right. 9 windows front with central gabled break and 2 additional slightly set back windows to right. Glazing bar sashes, moulded architraves on 1st floor. Modern wide glazed gabled porch in front of central entrance. 3 wings in star plan to rear, 3 storeys, each of 7 bays with slight gabled break to centre; local rubblework with brick quoins and dressings and ashlar lintels grooved as brick flat arches to glazing bar sashes. Single story outbuildings to perimeter of star plus a 2 story staff cottage to north. The local rubblework low boundary walls can still be traced through now partially demolished. Circa 1836, 3-4ft high.

Listing NGR: ST8686444590

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