Saffron Walden Hospital / Saffron Walden Community Hospital

11 Jul 2002
Saffron Walden Hospital, Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11 3JB
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Saffron Walden Community Hospital, Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11 3JB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TL5438 RADWINTER ROAD 669-1/2/324 (North side) 10/09/82 Saffron Walden Community Hospital (Formerly Listed as: RADWINTER ROAD Saffron Walden Hospital)


Union workhouse, now hospital. 1837. James Clephan, after Sampson Kempthorne's model plan of 1835. Minor later C19 additions to N and NW. Yellow stockbrick, main roofs C20 asbestos sheet, lower roofs slate. Some stacks rebuilt in red brick. Cruciform plan, the N and S wings longer. 3 storeys with single storey ranges enclosing courtyards in angles. Ocatagonal central block, square pavilions terminating each wing, stacks at apex of roofs, that to W missing. 2-course raised string band at level of springing of window arches to each storey. Round-arched windows grouped in threes with some additional single windows with small-paned metal glazing with radial hopper-heads; some C20 replacement and alterations, especially to S entrance elevation. INTERIOR retains cantilevered stone stairs with iron balustrades. Slightly later detached casualty ward to SW, now workshop and stores. Slate roof, yellow brick, single storey, stack to NE corner. High level round timber pivoting windows to sides, some altered to W. INTERIOR with central axial corridor, sliding doors to former cells each with iron ventilation grille above. 2 cells survive intact. Late C20 linked extension to E. Built for 311 inmates, cost approx 7500 pounds. (Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1866; Saffron Walden Union Minute Book VI, 1835-37: G/SW/M1).

Listing NGR: TL5500438614


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Asbestos, Brick, Slate, Georgian Workhouse, Victorian Health And Welfare, Domestic, Residential Building, Workshop, Industrial, Industrial Building, Storehouse, Unassigned, Building, Hospital, Religious Ritual And Funerary