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Statutory Address:

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

Winchester (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 47109 29366


The following building shall be added:-

WINCHESTER ROMSEY ROAD SU 42 NE 2/10004 Butterfield wing, Royal Hampshire County Hospital - II Hospital. 1863-8 by William Butterfield in Gothic style. This is Butterfield's only design for a public hospital built in contrast to the prevalent pavilion plan, east to west with the wards opening at each end onto a balcony, bathrooms and lavatories in projecting semi- separate corner towers, a central core of rooms for night nurses, large easily sloping wide staircase and chapel on the top floor. Built of red brick with black brick polychromatic decoration. Slate roof. 3 storeys with irregular fenestration. East end has east window of chapel with rose window. This is flanked by 2 storey hipped pavilions. North or entrance front has to east 2 gables. The left hand gable has a traceried window with quatrefoil motifs. The right hand gable has trefoliated windows. 2 lower floors have 5 4-centred arches with Pseudo-machicolations and black diaper brickwork. Centre has gambrel roof. 2 gables project with Porter's Lodge to ground floor with 5 light bay with Caernarvon arches followed by a further projecting transept with 2 tall trefoliated windows with clock in gable. To the extreme right the 2nd floor has 4 cambered windows and the lower floors have 5 4-centred arches with sashes. The wing terminates in a 3 storey pyramidal tower now attached to later wing not of special interest. Rear elevation has to extreme right an arched window with quatrefoils and trefoils, to the left a Caernarvon arched window with 3 quatrefoils and 4 trefoils then an arched window with 1 quatrefoil and 2 trefoils. The lower floors are concealed by C20 infill: to the left is a central pavilion with 4 : 4 : 3 : 3 windows and a ward block with C20 extensions. Interior has wide staircase with mahogany handrail and iron balusters and chapel with original roof and east window with stained glass by Clayton and Bell of 1881 depicting various of Christ's healing miracles. A further stained glass window to the south depicts charitable works. See Paul Thompson "William Butterfield" pps 112-117, 189, 192, 193 & 440.

Listing NGR: SU4698229328


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Books and journals
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971), 189
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971), 112-117
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971), 192
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971), 193
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971), 440


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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