Survey Data

Reg No

30813039


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

House


Historical Use

Hospital/infirmary


In Use As

House


Date

1750 - 1770


Coordinates

194118, 299798


Date Recorded

16/07/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Detached five-bay two-storey over basement house, built c.1760, with slightly-projecting end bays. Pedimented breakfront with limestone steps to door. Hipped slate roof with rendered chimneystacks and cast-iron rainwater goods. Roughcast render to walls with stone plat band and plinth. Timber sash windows with stone sills. Tooled limestone Doric doorcase with timber battened door and spoked fanlight in square-headed opening. Cast-iron griffen bootscraper to step. Corrugated-iron extension to rear and timber conservatory to west. Stone and rendered outbuildings to rear. Site bounded by squared random stone wall with cast-iron railings. Rendered gate piers and cast-iron gates to front.

Appraisal

Architectural design and detailing are apparent in the construction of this town house. Built for the St. George family, it was used as the district hospital from 1818 until the 1940s. The subtle breakfront and side projections add variety to an otherwise plain fa├žade. Decorative elements including the cut stone doorcase, pediment and bootscraper enhance the exterior, creating a visually-appealing structure. The outbuildings, wall, cast-iron gates and railings complete this fine complex.