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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1200925
English Heritage Legacy ID: 375883
Location: Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39
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
SS42NW MEDDON STREET
842-1/1/175 (South side)
19/03/73 Main building, Bideford and Torridge
(Formerly Listed as:
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
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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