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Latitude: 51.3416 / 51°20'29"N
Longitude: -2.1544 / 2°9'15"W
OS Eastings: 389342
OS Northings: 160292
OS Grid: ST893602
Mapcode National: GBR 1SH.VHS
Mapcode Global: VH96X.LJXW
Entry Name: St Georges Hospital
Listing Date: 31 August 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1262030
English Heritage Legacy ID: 436078
Location: Semington, Wiltshire, BA14
Civil Parish: Semington
Built-Up Area: Semington
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Semington
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
The following building shall be added-
SEMINGTON ST GEORGE'S ROAD
ST 86 SE
4/206 St George's Hospital
Work house, now hospital for the mentally, handicapped. 1836-38 for
Melksham Union, by H.E. Kendall. Limestone ashlar front, dressed
limestone to rear ranges, Welsh slate roofs with brick stacks.
Classical front range with four rear ranges arranged in a cross.
Three-storey, 9-window front. Central three bays break forward
with pediment, central 6-panelled door with pediment on corbels,
aluminium windows replacing sashes with keystone and plain
architrave either side and three windows to side bays. First floor
has nine windows with keystones, second floor has nine with
corbelled sills and no keys, corbelled eaves and pediment. Single-
storey flanking wings with aluminium windows. Rear of main range
has aluminium windows. Three-storey wing attached to centre rear
of main range and running back to octagonal 3-storey block at axis
of cross; 3-storey, 9-bay ranges run parallel to front range and a
2-storey 9-bay range continues to rear, shorter 2-storey or single-
storey wings attached to ends of main ranges. All rear ranges have
sashes or fixed windows with glazing bars, cast iron rainwater
Interior altered, but retains some original joinery, staircases.
Built as a workhouse under the 1835 Poor Law Act for the Melksham
Workhouse Union; original layout unaltered - front range contained
boys' and girls' schoolrooms, board room in centre part, rear wings
and yards for accommodation of men and women in separate blocks,
kitchen and dining areas in central wing to rear. Single-storey
buildings contained workshops stables and low building on east side
contained cells for vagrants.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; plans in
Listing NGR: ST8934260292
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