Eye, Ear And Throat Hospital

23 Jun 2002
Eye, Ear And Throat Hospital, Mount Street, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury And Atcham, Shropshire, SY3 8QJ
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SJ4812SE MURIVANCE 653-1/14/455 (South West side) Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital


Hospital. 1879-1881, by Ellison of Liverpool. Extended 1926. Brick and terracotta; roofs of Welsh slate with terracotta cresting. 3 storeys, 8-window range to Murivance, an asymmetrical composition. Doorway to right in extension of 1926, a wide moulded archway in projecting bay with paired sash windows alongside with moulded architraves and continuous hoodmould over. 3 paired sash windows above. Terracotta panels above, and mullioned and transomed windows with pointed upper lights over. Square mullioned and transomed windows in attic storey, with steep pediment over central bay. Central section a 4-window range with an oriel window on first and second floors: the second floor oriel carried on a stumpy shaft. Recessed slightly to left of this section a tower, with paired windows to ground floor with terracotta low relief panels over, paired shouldered mullioned and transomed windows above and square-headed windows over with shields and terracotta panels beneath high relieving arch. Terracotta panelled band and corbelling to flat roof. Recessed left-hand bay with paired windows on each floor. Elevation to Kingsland Bridge of 7 bays, loosely symmetrical. Central and outer bays advanced. Entrance in central bay, up steps with terracotta balustrading. Wide moulded archway with projecting 6-light mullioned and transomed window over incorporating stained-glass figures, and ornate foliate panels. Over the window, a curved timber cornice carried on raking struts. Paired foiled lights and cinquefoils in wide relieving arch beneath decorative panelling in gable apex. Outer sections of this elevation each of 2 bays, similarly composed. Lower bays have basement storey with continuous hoodmould then mullioned and transomed windows above, continuing across chamfered outer corner on ground floor. Angles corbelled out above this chamfer, with decorative terracotta panelling above, and 3-light mullioned and transomed windows over. 2-light dormer window in projecting hipped roof. Each projecting block has central flying buttress forming stack. Recessed inner bays have lower doorways with mullioned and transomed windows over, and gabled dormers with overhanging eaves cornice carried on brackets. A highly distinguished composition, skilfully articulated in a predominantly High Victorian manner. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Shropshire: Harmondsworth: 1958-).

Listing NGR: SJ4889612278


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Photographer: Warman, James

Rights Holder: Warman, James


Brick, Terracotta, Welsh Slate, Victorian Ear Nose And Throat Hospital, Health And Welfare, Specialist Hospital, Hospital