Christmas Close Hospital (Main Block Only) / Christmas Close Hospital

Date:
28 Jun 2002
Location:
Christmas Close Hospital (Main Block Only), Christmas Close, Wareham Town, Purbeck, Dorset
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Christmas Close Hospital, Christmas Close, Wareham Town, Purbeck, Dorset
Reference:
IOE01/07672/01
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

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5190 CHRISTMAS CLOSE

Christmas Close Hospital (main block only) SY 9187 5/129

II

The entry shall be amended to read:-

SY 9187 WAREHAM CHRISTMAS CLOSE

5/129 Christmas Close Hospital

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Workhouse. 1836, by Carter and Hyde. Colourwashed Flemish bond brick with hipped Welsh slate roofs and brick stacks. Greek cross plan, with octagonal centre part and administration block built across southern arm. 3-storey south front to administration block, with projecting 3- window bay to centre of 5-window range. Doorcase with moulded pilasters, carved brackets to flat hood over 2-panel frieze. gauged brick arches over 6/6-pane sashes, the first floor windows set on plat band. This block is flanked by 2 and 3-window one-storey wings with blocked windows. 3-storey 4-window axial rear wing linked to octagonal tower and flanking 3-storey E and W wings both of which having a half- hipped 2-storey wing to rear (north): similar fenestration with flat and segmental arches over 6/6 and 8/8 pane- sashes, except cast-iron 6/6-pane casements to tower and lean-to to left (west) of axial wing connecting tower to south block. Interior not inspected. The Greek cross plan is a copy of Samuel Kempthorne's designs which accompanied the first report of the 'Poor Law Commissioners in 1835.

(RCHM: Dorset, Vol 2, p3).

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5190 CHRISTMAS CLOSE

Christmas Close Hospital (main block only) SY 9187 5/129

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1836. Carter and Hyde, architects. Built as a workhouse. Colourwashed brick.

Hipped slate roof. Greek cross plan. Front of 3 storeys. Band above ground floor.

5 ranges of sashes with glazing bars, centre 3 breaking forward. Doorcase has moulded pilasters, cut brackets and 2 sunk panels between brackets. Included for south front only.

Listing NGR: SY9179687475

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Western_Clare IOE Records for Western, Clare; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mrs Clare Western. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Western, Clare

Rights Holder: Western, Clare

Keywords

Brick, Welsh Slate, Georgian Workhouse, Victorian Health And Welfare, Domestic, Residential Building, Office, Unassigned, Building