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Millington's Hospital and Wall to Forecourt

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.712 / 52°42'43"N

Longitude: -2.7633 / 2°45'47"W

OS Eastings: 348531

OS Northings: 312976

OS Grid: SJ485129

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.26D5

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.J3C7

Plus Code: 9C4VP66P+QM

Entry Name: Millington's Hospital and Wall to Forecourt

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Last Amended: 17 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247657

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457278

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: St George of Cappadocia, Shrewsbury

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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653-1/10/327 (South West side)
10/01/53 Millington's Hospital and wall to
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Millington's Hospital)


Almshouses. Dated 1748. Founded by James Millington. The
central block remodelled 1785-6 by John Hiram Haycock. Brick
with Welsh slate roof and stone dressings.
2 storeys, 11-window range with projecting outer bays and
advanced pedimented central bay. Doorway in central bay,
raised up steps over basement in porch with Doric columns
carrying entablature. It is flanked by 12-pane sash windows
with stone voussoir heads. Single ring cambered heads to
basement windows below. Upper windows also 12-pane sashes with
single ring cambered heads each side of central inscription
stone which reads: "This hospital was given and endowed by the
will of James Millington late of Shrewsbury gent and was built
by him in the year MDCCXLVIII". Pedimented gable above, with
clock. Cupola recessed behind with domed cap carrying weather
vane dated 1782.
Flanking sections have blank arcading of 3 bays, each
containing mullioned and transomed windows, with doorways
between, including 2 passage entries giving access to rear.
Small casement windows to upper storey. Cornice and high
parapet over. Projecting outer wings also have blank arcade
containing mullioned and transomed window, with doorway in
side elevation. Parapets capped by urns. Axial stacks.
INTERIOR: main hall in central section with dado panelling and
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: adjoining low wall to forecourt. Brick
with segmental stone copings and paired central gate piers.
Outer piers have flat pyramidal caps, the inner piers have
acorn finials.
(Colvin H: A Dictionary of British Architects: London: 1978-).

Listing NGR: SJ4853112976

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