Shrewsbury Hospital Almshouses, Chapel, Chaplains House, Infirmary And Wall / Shrewsbury Hospital (Almshouses) / Talbot Hospital (Almshouses)

30 Apr 2006
Shrewsbury Hospital Almshouses, Chapel, Chaplains House, Infirmary And Wall, Norfolk Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 2SU
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Shrewsbury Hospital (Almshouses), Norfolk Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 2SU
Talbot Hospital (Almshouses), Norfolk Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 2SU
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SK38NE NORFOLK ROAD 784-1/6/536 (North East side) 28/06/73 Shrewsbury Hospital Almshouses, chapel, chaplain's house, infirmary and wall (Formerly Listed as: NORFOLK ROAD Shrewsbury Hospital (Almshouses))


Formerly known as: Talbot Hospital (Almshouses) NORFOLK ROAD. Almshouses with adjoining chapel, chaplain's house and infirmary, and boundary wall with gates. 1825, restored 1989. By Woodhead & Hurst. Ashlar with slate roofs and corbelled, billeted paired stone ridge stacks. Tudor Gothic Revival style. EXTERIOR: double chamfered plinths, chamfered eaves, coped gables. Single storey. U-plan, with central chapel and the chaplain's house and infirmary at the ends of the wings. Chapel has buttresses with finials. Chancel, nave with clerestory and aisles, full width west porch. Chancel has transomed 4-light Perpendicular east window and on the south side a single lancet with a round-headed bell opening above it. North side has a Tudor arched doorway. Nave clerestory has five 2-light pointed arch windows on each side.

West end window removed for restoration at time of survey. Windowless aisles have set back ends. To the east of the south aisle, a Tudor arched door with lamp above. West porch has a Tudor arched doorway with label mould and at each end, a single lancet. Flanking the chapel on either side, dwelling ranges with 5 coped gabled porches with Tudor arched doorways and label moulds, each covering 2 cusped half-glazed doors. Between the porches, two 2-light pointed arch windows with chamfered mullions and label moulds. At each end, a single similar 2-light window. At the rear, each pair of dwellings has a large gable with a 2-light window. In the return angles, plain doorways. Left wing has 3 porches and 2-light windows arranged 2:2:2:1. Right wing has 2 porches and windows arranged 1:2:1. Chaplain's house, to right, 2 storeys, 2 x 4 windows, T-plan. Quadruple octagonal ridge stack, 2 similar square gable and single ridge stacks. Buttressed street front has central blind gabled dormer with coat of arms, and two 2-light pointed arch windows on each floor with label moulds. Left gable has a 2-light pointed arch window on each floor. Left return has a 2 storey gabled porch with a 4-light window and below, a Tudor arched door. On either side, a 2-light window, the right one under a through-eaves dormer. Below, a 2-light window to left and 2 similar windows to right. Infirmary block, to left, now houses, 2 storeys; 5 window range. Street front has on each floor a central blank lancet, flanked on either side by 2-light pointed arch windows. Beyond, 2 pinnacled buttresses. Between the buttresses, a single square headed window on each floor. Right gable has a 2-light pointed arch window on each floor. At the rear, a large Tudor arched opening to an access passage. INTERIOR: chapel rendered. Chancel has moulded Tudor arch with clustered shafts, and shallow rib vault. Single Tudor arched doorway each side. Nave has 5 bay Tudor arched arcades with clustered filleted shafts and flat ceiling with moulded span beams. Traceried glazed wooden screens between nave and aisles and at west end. West end has a 4-light Perpendicular window and a Tudor arched doorway below. Fittings include panelled benches and stalls and square wooden skeleton pulpit and turned lectern, all C19. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: outside, attached boundary wall has half-round coped plinth, the railing removed, and 3 pairs of square gate piers with traceried panels. In the centre, a double spearhead gate with coat of arms, and at either end, a single gate. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: The West Riding: London: 1967-: 467).

Listing NGR: SK3622886857


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2169 IOE Records taken by Barbara A West; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Barbara A West. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: West, Barbara A

Rights Holder: West, Barbara A


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