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

Lancaster (District Authority)
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SD 49474 61672



SD46SE QUERNMORE ROAD 1685-1/1/253 (North side) 24/01/94 Moor Hospital, New Block (Formerly Listed as: QUERNMOOR ROAD Lancaster Moor Hospital Mental Hospital)


Mental hospital. 1882, altered C20. Built as an annexe to the County Lunatic Asylum. Architect AW Kershaw. Squared coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Gothic Revival style. Symmetrical plan. Central 3-storey block with a 6-storey tower, and to each side a central spine links 2 ward wings at right angles, these each have 3-bay canted front walls with hipped roofs. The inner wings are of 3 storeys and the outer ones of 2 storeys. Between the main blocks each link has a central subsidiary gabled cross-wing. The tower has corner pinnacles and its upper part is treated as a bell stage with glazed lancet openings. At ground floor level an open porch projects forwards and has pointed arches and octagonal corner pinnacles. To each side the block has 4 bays, the inner bays narrow, but the outer bays with paired windows. The ground- and first-floor windows are set within a blind arcade of chamfered pointed arches which rise through 2 storeys. The ground-floor windows have trefoiled ogee heads and the upper windows are pointed. Below the apex of each super-arch is a window comprising a stone cross within a circle. The outer corners of the main block have pinnacles. The windows are partly timber sashes without glazing bars and partly aluminium replacements. Both links to the 3-storey wings have had C20 flat-roofed lift towers added near to their outer ends, and both wings have C20 flat-roofed extensions against their right-hand return walls. The links to the outer 2-storey wings have also been altered: the front wall of the right-hand half of the right-hand (north-east) link has been rebuilt, as has part of the left-hand link. HISTORY: built as an annexe to the former County Lunatic Asylum, which was developed from 1816 onwards on a site to the south of Quernmore Road. The earlier parts of the complex are separately listed as Moor Hospital, Blocks 40, 41, 42, 44 and 46 (qv).

Listing NGR: SD4947461672


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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: 11 Mar 2007
Reference: IOE01/15271/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Chris Thoume. Source Historic England Archive
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