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Northgate Lodge Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.695 / 53°41'42"N

Longitude: -1.3096 / 1°18'34"W

OS Eastings: 445682

OS Northings: 422285

OS Grid: SE456222

Mapcode National: GBR MT9Q.85

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.VDK5

Entry Name: Northgate Lodge Hospital

Listing Date: 13 July 1987

Last Amended: 15 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135442

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342641

Location: Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North

Built-Up Area: Pontefract

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pontefract St Giles with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 4522 SE
(north side)
5/2 Northgate Lodge Hospital
(formerly known as Headlands
Workhouse, then hospital; disused at time of resurvey. Dated 1864. Orange-red
brick in Flemish bond with ashlar and polychromatic brick dressings; Welsh slate
roofs. 3 storeys, 1:5:3:5:1 bays. Centre 3 bays and end bays project and are
gabled with quoins treated as pilasters, having bands of white and dark-blue brick-
work, now cement rendered to front elevation. Deep ashlar plinth throughout.
Centre 3 bays: on ground floor, painted ashlar advanced surrounds to openings,
central leaved 6-panel round-arched door in surround with Corinthian capitals to
pilasters and with date '18' and '64' in roundels above, with moulded cornice and
blocking course, flanked by square bay windows each with recessed round-arch
containing two round-arched lights with nook-shafts and with oculus in tympanum,
and hipped lead roofs; first-floor has ashlar sill band, round-arched sash windows
with glazing bars below polychromatic arches, the lower soffit rounded, the upper
edge pointed and with continuous ashlar hoodmoulds; second-floor has ashlar sill
band, round-arched sash windows with glazing bars interspersed by narrow blind
openings, all with polychromatic arches as on first floor and with continuous hood-
mould; in gable a pointed lunette with bracketed ashlar sill and matching arch;
gable has stepped cogged eaves band below modillion cornice and with replaced barge-
boards. Flanking 10 bays have ground-floor round-arched sash windows with glazing
bars above recessed aprons on band, first-floor sill band and round-arched sash
windows with glazing bars, second-floor sill band and 9-pane unequally-hung sash
windows with pointed arches, all archer as previously described; cornice as before.
End bays have matching fenestration except for second-floor round-arched sash
windows with glazing bars and open pediments to gables. Hipped roof. Corniced
ridge stacks. Rear: end and 6th and loth bays project as turrets, the end bays
pilastered and with similar fenestration to front but with segmental-arched sash
windows with glazing bars to ground and first floors, and segmental pointed 9-pane
unequally-hung sash windows on second floor, all with polychromatic arches, and
with ashlar sills on ground floor and ashlar sill bands on first and second floors,
and with white brick bands at the level of window heads on first and second floors;
eaves matching front, open pediments to end bays, hipped roofs to inner turrets,
which have some openings in returns. A single-storey kitchen projecting from centre
of rear elevation is probably part of the original design. The side returns are
of 3 bays. To the east is the Administrative Block, dated 1904, not of special

Listing NGR: SE4568222285

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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