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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 14134 29958


FISHERTON STREET 1. 1594 (South Side) General Infirmary SU 1429 NW 3/468 II 2. Main centre block 1767-71 by John Wood of Bath. Very much enlarged 1845 and 1869 and modern extensions. Original centre block 4 storeys red brick. Stone frieze with inscription: "General Infirmary supported by voluntary Contribution 1767". Stone cornice, originally with crenellation above. 7 windows, recessed sashes, glazing bars intact 2nd floor and ground floor, some on 1st floor. Low broad centred doorway with engaged Doric columns, broken entablature and open moulded pediment, stone. Wings of 1845 and 1869 with half octagon bays, hipped slate roofs. South front retains crenellated parapet, also of 7 windows, most of glazing altered. Interior retains one ward in original state and chapel with fine reredos consisting of 2 tablets of Laws in frame of engaged fluted Composite columns, moulded entablature and pediment with modillions and dentil and egg and dart mouldings. Guilded spray in tympanum.

Listing NGR: SU1413429958


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 19 Dec 2004
Reference: IOE01/11788/17
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