MINEHEAD HOSPITAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207970
Date first listed:
30-Sep-1994
Statutory Address:
MINEHEAD HOSPITAL, THE AVENUE
Statutory Address:
MINEHEAD HOSPITAL, THE PARADE

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Location

Statutory Address:
MINEHEAD HOSPITAL, THE AVENUE
Statutory Address:
MINEHEAD HOSPITAL, THE PARADE

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

County:
Somerset
District:
West Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Minehead
National Grid Reference:
SS 96961 46298

Details

MINEHEAD

SS9646 THE PARADE 900-1/3/89 (North side) Minehead Hospital

GV II

Public hall, later a first World War hospital. 1888-9 by Piers St Aubyn. Snecked rubblestone with ashlar dressings, crested slate roof with stone stacks to gable ends and flanking the central gable. Rectangular plan. Gothic Revival style. 2 storeys with attics; symmetrical 6-window range. The 2 central ranges are stepped slightly forward under a high gable with moulded coping and a shield to the apex; a string course steps down at the sides and spans the building below a parapet. The central pointed-arched doorway is flanked by fan-vaulted supports to a canted balcony with pointed-arched panelling. Gauged stone pointed arches and hoodmoulds to two 2-light Decorated-style windows with transoms opening onto the balcony. 3-light flat-arched windows with reticulated tracery to the sides have transoms; above them are substantial original hipped dormers with C20 windows. The right return has 2 large Decorated-style pointed-arched windows. INTERIOR: the reception hall is altered. HISTORY: the Public Hall, the property of a company, was erected in 1888-9 at a cost of about »4,000. The large hall was used for concerts, dramatic performances etc, and sat 550 persons. A visually prominent building by a notable local architect. Included for group value. (Kelly's Directory: London: 1908-: 339).

Listing NGR: SS9696146298

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
391248
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Kelly's Directory' in Kelly's Directory, (1908), 339

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/02509/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr R.M Rayner. Source Historic England Archive
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