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Main Block and Chapel of All Saints Hospital

A Grade II* Listed Building in Meads, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.7545 / 50°45'16"N

Longitude: 0.2693 / 0°16'9"E

OS Eastings: 560167

OS Northings: 97444

OS Grid: TV601974

Mapcode National: GBR MVF.NWL

Mapcode Global: FRA C7G2.SX5

Plus Code: 9F22Q739+RP

Entry Name: Main Block and Chapel of All Saints Hospital

Listing Date: 21 November 1978

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043617

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293624

Location: Meads, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20

County: East Sussex

District: Eastbourne

Electoral Ward/Division: Meads

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Eastbourne

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Eastbourne St John,Meads

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Main Block and Chapel of All Saints Hospital


Built between 1867 and 1874 to the designs of Henry Woodyer. It was built as a
convalescent hospital by the Anglican order of All Saints' Sisters of the Poor.
Buildings form a roughly cruciform shape. 2 storeys and attics built of brown brick
with stone dressings and tiled roof. Central portion of 4 bays with 2 wings each
of 7 bays having buttresses, traceried windows and octagonal stair turrets.

Half-hipped dormers. Projecting wing attached to the centre of the south elevation
has double or triple traceried heads and some diaper patterned black brickwork.
Brick and stone 2 storied entrances set diagonally into angles between central projection and wings, having niches with statues of saints.

Front elevation of projections has arcading on ground floor and 5 bay arcaded balcony
with quatrefoil balustrading to 1st floor.

The attached hospital chapel built in 1874 is apsidal-ended and has a bellcote. 6
bay nave with buttresses. It has a fine and complete High Victorian interior with
polychromatic brickwork and encaustic tiled floors. The reredos behind the High
Altar was painted by Julius Frank of Munich and some of the stained glass is of C19
German provenance.

The central east window is surrounded by stone figures of Saints in niches. Contemporary roof with scissor bracketing.

West gallery approached by a stone staircase outside the chapel used by the Sisters
for the recitation of their "offices".

Listing NGR: TV6016797444

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