TOWER HOSPITAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1252456
Date first listed:
03-Aug-1993
Statutory Address:
TOWER HOSPITAL, CAMBRIDGE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOWER HOSPITAL, CAMBRIDGE ROAD

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

County:
Cambridgeshire
District:
East Cambridgeshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Ely
National Grid Reference:
TL 53309 79914

Details

The following building shall be added:-

ELY CAMBRIDGE ROAD TL 57 NW 4/1000 TOWER HOSPITAL

- II



Workhouse, now a disused hospital. 1837-8 by WJ Donthom. Gault brick in Flemish bond with limestone dressings. Roofs with parapeted gable ends recently re-clad in artificial slates; W. wing and cross-wing clad in asbestos sheets. Brick gable end and lateral stacks. PLAN: E-shaped with large tower over central entrance wing and central rear wing behind. Tudor style. EXTERIOR: Low 2-storey ranges linking 3-storey wings. 1:5:3:5:1 bay east front. Gabled projecting wings to left and right of 3 storeys. Large central tower with embattled octagonal turrets at the comers with tall narrow windows, at the front a very large full height mullion transom window taking up the whole area between the turrets with a doorway at the base and a gable at the top with a clock and a bellcote, and between the turrets on the S side large mullion transom windows. Side elevations of N and S wings have central projecting gabled bays. Chamfered stone mullion transom windows. Central block behind tower has splayed gabled comers with 4-centred arch doorways and long rear (W) wing with cross-wing at the end, the ranges behind (W) have been altered or demolished. INTERIOR: Stone dog-leg staircase in central block with simple wooden balustrade with square newels and stick balusters. It accommodated 340 inmates. SOURCES: Victoria County History p.46. Colvin H, Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 p.271. Buildings of England p.381.

Listing NGR: TL5330979914

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
435474
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 271
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 381
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1989), 46

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: 05 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03853/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Steve Cole. Source Historic England Archive
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