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Holgate's Hospital: North Range

A Grade II Listed Building in South Hiendley, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6082 / 53°36'29"N

Longitude: -1.3797 / 1°22'46"W

OS Eastings: 441142

OS Northings: 412579

OS Grid: SE411125

Mapcode National: GBR LVTQ.39

Mapcode Global: WHDCK.SK6R

Plus Code: 9C5WJJ5C+74

Entry Name: Holgate's Hospital: North Range

Listing Date: 6 June 1952

Last Amended: 11 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265324

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425351

Location: South Hiendley, Wakefield, WF9

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: South Hiendley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Felkirk St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


(north side)
Holgate's Hospital: north range (including chapel)
(formerly listed by inclusion under "Archbishop Holgate's Hospital with Chapel,
Porter's Lodge and Master's House").


One of 2 ranges of almshouses, with chapel, 1859-60; altered. Red brick with
bands of blue brick, sandstone dressings, tiled roof. Long rectangular plan
centred on chapel, with 12 cottages (6 to each side). Single-storey except
for chapel; symmetrical composition, in High Victorian Gothic style. The
central chapel projects, presenting a 2-storey 2-bay steeply-pitched gabled
facade which has 2-stage corner pilasters with pyramidal stone caps, and a
central pilaster, has a foliated carved stone band carried round, below this
a 3-bay blind arcade of stone in each bay, with deep chamfered sill,
colonnettes, 2-centred arches and triangular zig-zagged hoodmould with
figured stops; above the band, 2 plate-traceried 2-light windows with central
colonnettes and quatrefoil heads, and between these (continued from the
pilaster below) a statue of a bishop protected by a cusped canopy on slender
shafts; above the canopy, an unusual cylindrical shaft rises to the full
height of the gable, detached except for links to 2 stone bands in the gable
and to the apex, where it becomes the front colonnette to a diagonally-
flaunted stone bellcote with a tall pyramidal cap surmounted by a weather
vane. The side walls have doorways under stone gables. At the rear, the
chapel has an apsidal "east" end with lancet windows. The low single-storey
side ranges each consist of 6 cottages grouped in pairs, each pair having a
recessed porch flanked by bay windows in a single composition of unusual and
striking design: the porch has a trefoil-headed archway with moulded stone
head and hoodmould which carries round the bays, brick extrados, and steeply-
pitched gablet with stepped apex, and the flanking bay windows are
triangular, with high crow-stepped parapets; there is a doorway in each side
of the porch and a small 2-light window in its recessed rear wall; and a
vertical-rectangular window in each face of the bay, with stone sill and
head-bands and altered glazing. In the centre of each side range there is
also a semicircular bay with similar windows and conical roof; otherwise,
each linking range has 2 similar windows with stone sills and heads, and saw-
toothed eaves bands; roof with fish-scale bands, and tall corniced ridge
chimneys. Rear: each pair of cottages has a recessed porch, but the design
is otherwise plainer.
Interior: chapel is a small single cell of simpler design than the exterior;
otherwise, not inspected.
History: see Holgate's Hospital: south range.
(Note item crosses parish boundary, approx 1/3 being in HEMSWORTH CP to the

Listing NGR: SE4114212579

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

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