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Latitude: 50.3807 / 50°22'50"N
Longitude: -4.1389 / 4°8'19"W
OS Eastings: 248026
OS Northings: 55606
OS Grid: SX480556
Mapcode National: GBR RBW.YG
Mapcode Global: FRA 2861.CCL
Entry Name: Royal Eye Infirmary
Listing Date: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1129984
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473176
Location: Plymouth, PL4
County: City of Plymouth
Electoral Ward/Division: Drake
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX4855 APSLEY ROAD, Plymouth
740-1/43/350 (North West side)
Royal Eye Infirmary
Eye infirmary. 1897 by Charles King and EW Lister. Red brick
with limestone dressings including string courses; tiled
hipped roofs with crested ridges and bracketed eaves, the 2
roofs over the taller towers flanking the entrance bay with
half-conical fronts. brick axial stacks with engaged shafts
becoming oversailing courses as cornices; wide roof dormers at
front and rear. Wide double-depth plan plus central and end
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic over basement; nearly
symmetrical articulated unaltered entrance front with
projecting 2-window-range cross wings at far left and right
flanking similar cross wings broken forward from the main
range with 3-window range on either side of 3-bay entrance
with half-round towers. Central round-arched entrance doorway
of 3 orders as porch to tripartite doorway with pair of glazed
doors set back inside; 4-light moulded corbelled oriel over
doorway. Towers each with 4 windows per floor including 2nd
floor above bracketed string as continuation of eaves cornice.
Remainder of front has round-arched openings to ground floor
with tripartite or paired windows and 1st-floor windows with
pediments on consoles and moulded sills on brackets except for
canted 3-light oriels to centre of each 3-window range. Ground
and 1st-floor front windows are sashes with glazing bars with
the meeting rails behind transoms. 2nd-floor windows of towers
are sashes with glazing bars within moulded architraves.
Rear is 1:4:1:3-window range with round-arched openings to
ground and 1st floors and tripartite windows to the 3 cross
wings, the centre one bowed, the end windows canted. All the
windows are original sashes with glazing bars except for 1st
floor of central bay which has a C20 window.
INTERIOR: not inspected but may be of interest.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SX4802655606
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