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Minehead Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Minehead, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2066 / 51°12'23"N

Longitude: -3.4763 / 3°28'34"W

OS Eastings: 296961

OS Northings: 146298

OS Grid: SS969462

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.493M

Mapcode Global: VH5JY.PXKX

Plus Code: 9C3R6G4F+JF

Entry Name: Minehead Hospital

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207970

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391248

Location: Minehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Minehead

Built-Up Area: Minehead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Minehead Hospital


Public hall, later a first World War hospital. 1888-9 by Piers
St Aubyn. Snecked rubblestone with ashlar dressings, crested
slate roof with stone stacks to gable ends and flanking the
central gable. Rectangular plan. Gothic Revival style.
2 storeys with attics; symmetrical 6-window range. The 2
central ranges are stepped slightly forward under a high gable
with moulded coping and a shield to the apex; a string course
steps down at the sides and spans the building below a
parapet. The central pointed-arched doorway is flanked by
fan-vaulted supports to a canted balcony with pointed-arched
panelling. Gauged stone pointed arches and hoodmoulds to two
2-light Decorated-style windows with transoms opening onto the
balcony. 3-light flat-arched windows with reticulated tracery
to the sides have transoms; above them are substantial
original hipped dormers with C20 windows. The right return has
2 large Decorated-style pointed-arched windows.
INTERIOR: the reception hall is altered.
HISTORY: the Public Hall, the property of a company, was
erected in 1888-9 at a cost of about ยป4,000. The large hall
was used for concerts, dramatic performances etc, and sat 550
A visually prominent building by a notable local architect.
Included for group value.
(Kelly's Directory: London: 1908-: 339).

Listing NGR: SS9696146298

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