Minehead Hospital

16 Jul 2001
Minehead Hospital, The Parade, Minehead, West Somerset, Somerset, TA24 5LY
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Minehead Hospital, The Avenue, Minehead, West Somerset, Somerset, TA24 5LY
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SS9646 THE PARADE 900-1/3/89 (North side) Minehead Hospital


Public hall, later a first World War hospital. 1888-9 by Piers St Aubyn. Snecked rubblestone with ashlar dressings, crested slate roof with stone stacks to gable ends and flanking the central gable. Rectangular plan. Gothic Revival style. 2 storeys with attics; symmetrical 6-window range. The 2 central ranges are stepped slightly forward under a high gable with moulded coping and a shield to the apex; a string course steps down at the sides and spans the building below a parapet. The central pointed-arched doorway is flanked by fan-vaulted supports to a canted balcony with pointed-arched panelling. Gauged stone pointed arches and hoodmoulds to two 2-light Decorated-style windows with transoms opening onto the balcony. 3-light flat-arched windows with reticulated tracery to the sides have transoms; above them are substantial original hipped dormers with C20 windows. The right return has 2 large Decorated-style pointed-arched windows. INTERIOR: the reception hall is altered. HISTORY: the Public Hall, the property of a company, was erected in 1888-9 at a cost of about 4,000. The large hall was used for concerts, dramatic performances etc, and sat 550 persons. A visually prominent building by a notable local architect. Included for group value. (Kelly's Directory: London: 1908-: 339).

Listing NGR: SS9696146298


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1662 IOE Records taken by R M Rayner; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr R.M Rayner. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rayner, R.M

Rights Holder: Rayner, R.M


Ashlar, Rubble, Slate, Victorian Public Hall, Civil, Meeting Hall, Public Building, Hospital, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Health And Welfare