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Williton Hospital

A Grade II* Listed Building in Williton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1646 / 51°9'52"N

Longitude: -3.3138 / 3°18'49"W

OS Eastings: 308231

OS Northings: 141410

OS Grid: ST082414

Mapcode National: GBR LR.6VPD

Mapcode Global: VH6GP.HZZM

Entry Name: Williton Hospital

Listing Date: 22 May 1969

Last Amended: 21 December 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057488

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264997

Location: Williton, West Somerset, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Williton

Built-Up Area: Williton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


2/231 No 51
(Williton Hospital)
(Previously listed as No 57)



Workhouse now hospital, largely disused. 1838- 40 by George Gilbert Scott and William Moffatt for the Williton Poor Law
Union. ashlar Bath stone entrance range, othwerwise squared and coursed red sandstone rubble, hipped slate roofs, brick
stacks. Cruciform plan: central octagonal 4 storey block flanked by long 3 storey wings, linked by single storey ramps
to entrance range with central pedimented gateway, single storey courtyard range at rear. Entrance range; single
storey, 11 bays including central semi-circular arched opening, pedimented top, pilaster strips dividing bays,
penultimate outer 2 bays break forward with hipped roofs, 12 pane sash windows, 16 pane sash window, projecting bays
left, paired pointed arched openings in right 4 bays comprising chapel, entrances on inner walls of archway. Main
range: octagonal 4 storey tower with 2 angled pedimented faces, coped verges, on facade, 2 to rear string, course with
pilasters distinguish upper storey, 16 pane sash widows, 12 pane sash window on re-entrant angles, octagonal wooden
lantern. flanked by 7 bay wings, end 2 bays breaking forward with hipped roof, mixed C19 fenestration, mostly many
paned pivotal windows. Interior not viewed. The Williton Poor Law Union was forged in 1836; this is one of the best
surving examples of the many workhouses built by Scott and Moffatt. (VCH Somerset, vol 5, forthcoming; photographs in

Listing NGR: ST0823141410

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