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Rochford Hospital Johnson Isolation Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.5844 / 51°35'3"N

Longitude: 0.7057 / 0°42'20"E

OS Eastings: 587545

OS Northings: 190755

OS Grid: TQ875907

Mapcode National: GBR QNX.R6R

Mapcode Global: VHKHF.5FXQ

Plus Code: 9F32HPM4+Q7

Entry Name: Rochford Hospital Johnson Isolation Block

Listing Date: 11 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227588

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352196

Location: Rochford, Essex, SS4

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Rochford

Built-Up Area: Rochford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Rochford St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TQ 8790
(south side)
15/10001 Rochford Hospital
Johnson Isolation Block
Hospital Isolation Block, designed in 1933-34 by F W Smith and opened by 1939. Brick in
English bond;flat roofs with parapet coping.Two storeys. Unusual arrow-shaped plan with
pointfacing south and culminating in a full-height semi-circular bay with floor-to-ceiling metal
windows; this bay topped by a deep projecting cornice to cut mid-day glare. Glass and metal
parapet to terrace and first-floor balcony of corresponding profile with short angled retum to
main block. The long returns then step back , sawtooth fashion, in three full-height, square bays
with generous metal windows, the corners open but for slender wood uprights. To rear the plan
is cross shaped with rectangular transept-like projections. Most of the original glazing survives
throughout. The design shows strong affinities with the International Modem Style, and is an
almost unique example of an isolation block built to care for patients who developed infectious
diseases during their hospital stay.

Listing NGR: TQ8754590755

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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