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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
Entry Name: Minehead Hospital
Listing Date: 30 September 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207970
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391248
Location: Minehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24
District: West Somerset
Civil Parish: Minehead
Built-Up Area: Minehead
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
SS9646 THE PARADE
900-1/3/89 (North side)
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 »4,000. 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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