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Saffron Walden Community Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0243 / 52°1'27"N

Longitude: 0.2578 / 0°15'27"E

OS Eastings: 555004

OS Northings: 238614

OS Grid: TL550386

Mapcode National: GBR MC4.009

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.FD40

Entry Name: Saffron Walden Community Hospital

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196235

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370713

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Built-Up Area: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text


669-1/2/324 (North side)
10/09/82 Saffron Walden Community Hospital
(Formerly Listed as:
Saffron Walden Hospital)


Union workhouse, now hospital. 1837. James Clephan, after
Sampson Kempthorne's model plan of 1835. Minor later C19
additions to N and NW. Yellow stockbrick, main roofs C20
asbestos sheet, lower roofs slate. Some stacks rebuilt in red
brick. Cruciform plan, the N and S wings longer. 3 storeys
with single storey ranges enclosing courtyards in angles.
Ocatagonal central block, square pavilions terminating each
wing, stacks at apex of roofs, that to W missing. 2-course
raised string band at level of springing of window arches to
each storey. Round-arched windows grouped in threes with some
additional single windows with small-paned metal glazing with
radial hopper-heads; some C20 replacement and alterations,
especially to S entrance elevation. INTERIOR retains
cantilevered stone stairs with iron balustrades.
Slightly later detached casualty ward to SW, now workshop and
stores. Slate roof, yellow brick, single storey, stack to NE
corner. High level round timber pivoting windows to sides,
some altered to W. INTERIOR with central axial corridor,
sliding doors to former cells each with iron ventilation
grille above. 2 cells survive intact. Late C20 linked
extension to E. Built for 311 inmates, cost approx 7500
(Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1866; Saffron Walden Union Minute
Book VI, 1835-37: G/SW/M1).

Listing NGR: TL5500438614

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