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Main Building, Bideford and Torridge Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Bideford, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0153 / 51°0'54"N

Longitude: -4.2118 / 4°12'42"W

OS Eastings: 244947

OS Northings: 126316

OS Grid: SS449263

Mapcode National: GBR KJ.J8V0

Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.DZ9

Entry Name: Main Building, Bideford and Torridge Hospital

Listing Date: 19 March 1973

Last Amended: 19 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200925

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375883

Location: Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Bideford

Built-Up Area: Bideford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bideford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


842-1/1/175 (South side)
19/03/73 Main building, Bideford and Torridge
(Formerly Listed as:
Torridge Hospital)


Workhouse, now hospital. 1837-9. Solid rendered walls. Slate
roofs, hipped and gabled. Plan: octagonal centre with 4 short
projections coming off it diagonally. At rear of centre a long
kitchen wing.
3-storeys. Plain except for porch with Doric pilasters and for
triangular pediments on each of the 4 diagonal projections;
original door with 2 flush panels at the bottom, the upper
part now glazed. Mostly sash windows, some with 2 or 4 panes.
Wings are 2-storeyed and entirely plain; re-windowed in
mid/late C20. Kitchen wing single-storeyed with full-length
lantern filled with 10-paned windows. INTERIOR: much altered,
but retains an original wooden staircase with narrow open
well, cut strings, thin square balusters and handrail ramped
up over column newels.
(Transactions of the Devonshire Association: Duncan AG:
Bideford Poor and Poorhouses 1830 to 1840: 1918-: P.533).

Listing NGR: SS4494726316

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