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Clarks Hospital and Attached Wall and Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Leominster, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2269 / 52°13'36"N

Longitude: -2.744 / 2°44'38"W

OS Eastings: 349278

OS Northings: 259009

OS Grid: SO492590

Mapcode National: GBR FJ.1ZZ1

Mapcode Global: VH84W.D965

Entry Name: Clarks Hospital and Attached Wall and Piers

Listing Date: 15 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270334

English Heritage Legacy ID: 459565

Location: Leominster, County of Herefordshire, HR6

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Leominster

Built-Up Area: Leominster

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Leominster

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


LEOMINSTER

SO4959 BARGATES
808-1/1/10 (South side)
Clark's Hospital and attached wall
and piers

GV II

Almshouses. c1735 foundation, rebuilt 1874. By Haddon. Yellow
brick with ashlar detailing; plain tile roof with central
gable; 2 circular brick end stacks and decorated twin central
stack. 4 unit plan.
EXTERIOR: single storey; 4-window range: 3-light ashlar
mullion and transom windows with sashes with coloured leaded
upper lights; 2 central windows have ogee heads under moulded
hoods, polychrome brick tympanum, and "Dutch" gable with
enriched niche containing figure, and tablet "He that gives
away all before he is Dead, Let em take this Hatchet and knock
him on ye head". Entrances flank central windows: moulded
semicircular ashlar arches with keyblocks and enriched
imposts, to vestibules with twin C20 casements and, to left
and right, round-headed 9-panel doors in beaded cases under
polychrome brick semicircular arches.
INTERIORS not inspected.
Fronting wall of yellow brick with blue brick coping, and
piers with moulded ashlar capitals; ball finials.
Tablet records foundation by Hester Clark, 1735, and
rebuilding by subscription in 1874 (Haddon, Architect; Smith,
Builder).
(Price J: An Historical & Topographical Account of Leominster
and Vicinity: Ludlow: 1795-: 139-140).


Listing NGR: SO4927859009

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Description


LEOMINSTER

SO4959 BARGATES
808-1/1/10 (South side)
Clark's Hospital and attached wall
and piers

GV II

Almshouses. c1735 foundation, rebuilt 1874. By Haddon. Yellow
brick with ashlar detailing; plain tile roof with central
gable; 2 circular brick end stacks and decorated twin central
stack. 4 unit plan.
EXTERIOR: single storey; 4-window range: 3-light ashlar
mullion and transom windows with sashes with coloured leaded
upper lights; 2 central windows have ogee heads under moulded
hoods, polychrome brick tympanum, and "Dutch" gable with
enriched niche containing figure, and tablet "He that gives
away all before he is Dead, Let em take this Hatchet and knock
him on ye head". Entrances flank central windows: moulded
semicircular ashlar arches with keyblocks and enriched
imposts, to vestibules with twin C20 casements and, to left
and right, round-headed 9-panel doors in beaded cases under
polychrome brick semicircular arches.
INTERIORS not inspected.
Fronting wall of yellow brick with blue brick coping, and
piers with moulded ashlar capitals; ball finials.
Tablet records foundation by Hester Clark, 1735, and
rebuilding by subscription in 1874 (Haddon, Architect; Smith,
Builder).
(Price J: An Historical & Topographical Account of Leominster
and Vicinity: Ludlow: 1795-: 139-140).


Listing NGR: SO4927859009

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