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Nurses' Home

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.0435 / 54°2'36"N

Longitude: -2.7984 / 2°47'54"W

OS Eastings: 347818

OS Northings: 461132

OS Grid: SD478611

Mapcode National: GBR 8PWP.Y8

Mapcode Global: WH846.ZMMJ

Plus Code: 9C6V26V2+CM

Entry Name: Nurses' Home

Listing Date: 18 February 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194927

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383037

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Scotforth West

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Description



LANCASTER

SD4761SE ASHTON ROAD
1685-1/8/5 Nurses' Home
18/02/70

GV II

Nurses' home, originally a railway station and railway company
offices. 1840, altered C20. Designed by Edwin Gwyther of
Birmingham. Sandstone ashlar, with ashlar dressings and slate
hipped roof. Double-depth plan with rear extensions. 2 storeys
and 5 bays under an eaves cornice, with a pediment over the
slightly projecting central bay. Glazed central porch has
coupled Ionic columns supporting a plain entablature. All the
windows have moulded architraves and 12-pane sashes, those on
the ground floor have cornices carried on scrolled brackets.
INTERIOR: reputed to contain visible remains of entrances to
platforms.
HISTORY: originally built as the Penny Street terminus of the
Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway. In 1846 the present
station (on a through line) near the Castle was opened by the
Lancaster and Carlisle Railway Company (Station Road, qv),
which took over the running of the line to Preston in 1849 and
closed the Penny Street station to passenger traffic.
(Nuttall K & Rawlings T: Railways Around Lancaster: Clapham,
Lancaster: 1980-: 7).


Listing NGR: SD4781861132

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