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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: 1252456



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ely

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Aug-1993

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 435474

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- 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

Selected 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

National Grid Reference: TL 53309 79914


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