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Latitude: 54.3971 / 54°23'49"N
Longitude: -1.6127 / 1°36'45"W
OS Eastings: 425242
OS Northings: 500247
OS Grid: NZ252002
Mapcode National: GBR KK5L.NJ
Mapcode Global: WHC6G.6Q9Z
Entry Name: St Clare's Building at St John of God Hospital
Listing Date: 3 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1131464
English Heritage Legacy ID: 322389
Location: Scorton, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Scorton
Built-Up Area: Scorton
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Easby with Brompton on Swale and Bolton on Swale
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SCORTON HOSPITAL ROAD
NZ 20 SE
7/76 St Clare's Building at St
John of God Hospital
Convent. c1845 or earlier. For the Religious Order of Poor Clare's. Brick
with ashlar openings, Welsh slate roof. Irregular L-shaped plan, the ranges
set back from each other and with narrow bay in the angle so formed.
Jacobethan style. 2 storeys and attics, 3 uneven bays to both main ranges.
West elevation: windows of chamfered-mullion type with pointed-arched
lights; in first bay, on ground floor, 3-light mullion-and-transom window;
on first floor, 3-light Tudor-arched window with intersecting tracery. In
second and third bays, single-light and 2-light windows respectively. Gables
above first and second bays, with pointed-arched niche containing statue of
St Clare, and gable cross. Shaped ashlar kneelers, raised verges with
ashlar coping. Entry in left (north) return of this range: board door in
Tudor-arched doorway. South elevation of northern range: on ground floor,
mullion-and-transom windows of 3 , 5 and 3 lights; on first floor, mullion
windows of 2 , 3 and 2 lights. 3 later dormers in roof. The Poor Clare's
lived in a mansion on the site now occupied by the St John of God Hospital
(built 1912), and very unusually ran a school for Roman Catholic girls,
perhaps in this building, before moving to Darlington c1850. Taken over by
the Order of St John of God in 1880. VCH i, p 303.
Listing NGR: NZ2524200247
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