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St Nicholas Hospital Main Entrance Range

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5971 / 52°35'49"N

Longitude: 1.732 / 1°43'55"E

OS Eastings: 652835

OS Northings: 306464

OS Grid: TG528064

Mapcode National: GBR YR8.0QV

Mapcode Global: WHNVZ.KZYD

Plus Code: 9F43HPWJ+RQ

Entry Name: St Nicholas Hospital Main Entrance Range

Listing Date: 5 August 1974

Last Amended: 26 February 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245984

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468593

Location: Nelson, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30

County: Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Nelson

Built-Up Area: Great Yarmouth

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Great Yarmouth

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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839-1/6/147 (South side)
05/08/74 St Nicholas' Hospital, Main entrance
(Formerly Listed as:
Royal Naval Asylum)


Guard rooms, archway and service rooms to the naval hospital,
now general storage and kitchens to St Nicholas' Hospital
(qv). 1809-11. By William Pilkington supervised by Edward
Holl, Architect to the Navy Board. Yellow stock brick with
Portland stone dressings. Slate roofs.
PLAN: central archway with flanking screen walls and
single-depth ranges.
Central 2-storey block with a Roman portico of 2 pairs of
giant Tuscan pilasters framing a round entrance arch. Four 6/6
sashes to the ground floor and four 3/3 sashes to the first
floor, all recessed behind wall plane. Parapet swept down
right and left to single-storey wings with sashes and C20
casements. Gabled roofs of low pitch.
HISTORICAL NOTE: formed the main approach to the hospital with
kitchens in side ranges. The hospital is a unique instance of
military planning, the entrance range may have served to
screen the officers' houses, formerly to the N, from the main
part of the hospital. Part of a fine group of early naval
hospital buildings.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North-east Norfolk and
Norwich: London: 1973-: 148; SAVE Britain's Heritage: Deserted
Bastions: London: 1993-: 124).

Listing NGR: TG5283506464

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