Staplegrove Elm / Somerset Nuffield Hospital

6 Sep 1999
Staplegrove Elm, Staplegrove, Taunton Deane, Somerset
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Somerset Nuffield Hospital, Staplegrove, Taunton Deane, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5/241 Somerset Nuffield Hospital


Shown on OS map as Staplegrove Elm. House; now hospital. Circa 1835, possibly by Richard Carver, enlarged early 1970s.

Rendered with Ham stone dressings, ashlar plinth, flat string course, hipped slate roof, overhanging eaves carried on shaped brackets, moulded cornice, central sedimented bay breaking forward slightly with moulded brackets around the deep eaves of the tympanum, brick stacks on returns. Double pile block with extended service wing right, 2 storeys, 2:1:2 bays; all window openings with moulded surrounds, cut on first floor by string course, 9-pane sash windows, ground floor sash windows, architrave cut by plinth but also enclosing ashlar apron below windows. central recessed half-glazed double doors with rectangular light fronted by ashlar Ham stone Ionic screen carrying entablature, Lower service wing right, slate roof with coped verges, 2 storeys, 2 bays 16-pane sash windows, plank door right, extended 2 bays with C20 addition. Interior not seen, said to contain good contemporary firegrate in reception. C20 structure adjoining hospital not included. It became a hospital in the early 1970s.

Listing NGR: ST2101226090


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0731 IOE Records taken by David Ford; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David Ford. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Ford, David

Rights Holder: Ford, David


Render, Slate, Ashlar, Georgian House, Victorian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Hospital, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Health And Welfare