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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1137793



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: North Somerset

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Flax Bourton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Jun-1974

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 33480

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ST 56 NW OLD WESTON ROAD (North-west side) 7/154 Farleigh Hospital and the Church of St. George 27.6.74 G.V. II

Workhouse for the Bedminster Union, now a hospital. 1837-8 by Scott and Moffat. Chapel and arcade, dated 1860 by John Norton. The hospital is constructed of ashlar and coursed, squared rubble; C20 tiled and slate roofs; ashlar stacks. At the front is an administrative block with a tall central archway with imposts, a rusticated voussoirs and a keystone dated 1838, surmounted by a pediment. Flanking single storey, 5 bay wings with glazing bar sash windows and wide, plain pilasters; the 3rd and 4th windows project in a square bay under a hipped roof; eaves band and cornice. At the right is a later, low 3 bay extension. Setback behind and at each side of the administrative block are 6 bay blocks. These connect with the north-east and south-west blocks of the inner courtyard: 3 storeys; 7 bays, the last one recessed, to the north; and 6 bays to the south, the last one advanced; all with 4-pane south windows. The rear block has an octagonal, 4 storey central block; alternate bays are advanced and surmounted by a pediment; central C20 door; clock on top storey and plain band between second and top floor; glazing bar sash windows; flanking 3 storey wings of 5 bays. At the rear is the kitchen block: 2 storeys with a hipped slate roof; l:2:2:2:2:2:l bays of 4-pane sash windows, as an E-plan with the outer bays projecting as taller, flanking wings; the kitchen wing is connected by a single storey corridor (now broken through) to the main block. To the south-west of the administrative block an arcaded walk extends for 9 bays (broken in the centre) and it leads to the chapel. The chapel (Church of St George is of coursed, squared rubble with freestone dressings and quoins, and with a plain tiled roof. Nave, north and south transepts, chancel and vestry, all in an early C13 style with plate tracery. Two 2-light windows with cusped heads to the nave; two similar windows to the chancel; 3-light windows to the transepts. 5-light south east window. 4-light north-west window with a foiled circle above. Bell turret on north-west gable. The interior retains the Early English style font and pulpit. All other buildings are excluded.

Listing NGR: ST5184469532

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National Grid Reference: ST 51844 69532


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