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Woodland Cottage, (formerly the Sanatorium) Royal High School

A Grade II Listed Building in Lansdown, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3978 / 51°23'52"N

Longitude: -2.3665 / 2°21'59"W

OS Eastings: 374601

OS Northings: 166594

OS Grid: ST746665

Mapcode National: GBR 0Q9.8HZ

Mapcode Global: VH96L.X4T8

Entry Name: Woodland Cottage, (formerly the Sanatorium) Royal High School

Listing Date: 15 November 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1405721

Location: Bath and North East Somerset, BA1

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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A former sanatorium, built 1883-4, for isolating sick girls at the Royal High School. It proved to be unsatisfactory and was later divided into two houses in 1919.


A school sanatorium in Gothic style, later converted to two houses. 1883-1884, converted 1919. By WG Habershon.

MATERIALS: rock faced Pennant limestone rubble with a Welsh slate roof.

PLAN: a cruciform plan with a lantern over a central hall.

EXTERIOR: single storey with attic. Mullion and transom windows. Pointed arch doorway in a gabled porch with a plank door. The central lantern/vent has a conical roof, and the rest of the building has steeply pitched roofs with tall chimney stack with offsets.

INTERIOR: Not inspected, but likely to have been altered as a result of its subdivision.


The Sanatorium, for isolating sick girls from the main school, was built when the school was extended. However, in 1919 it proved unsatisfactory and was divided into two houses. The building forms an important group with other school buildings on the site.

Reasons for Listing

* Architectural interest: as a specialist school building competently executed in the Gothic style;
* Group value: with the other Grade II listed buildings of the Royal High School.

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