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St Clements Hospital (County Isolation Hospital)

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2709 / 50°16'15"N

Longitude: -5.0344 / 5°2'3"W

OS Eastings: 183866

OS Northings: 45619

OS Grid: SW838456

Mapcode National: GBR ZH.70SD

Mapcode Global: FRA 08B9.Y8J

Plus Code: 9C2P7XC8+96

Entry Name: St Clements Hospital (County Isolation Hospital)

Listing Date: 19 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377608

Location: Truro, Cornwall, TR1

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Truro

Built-Up Area: Truro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St John and St Paul, Truro

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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880-1/3/296 (East side)
19/06/73 St Clements Hospital (County
Isolation Hospital)


Workhouse, now isolation hospital. 1851. Built as the Truro
Union Workhouse. Coursed Bath stone with granite dressings to
entrance wing, otherwise local rubble with brick dressings;
granite sills, keyblocks, eaves cornices and coped gable ends;
dry Delabole slate gabled roof over entrance wing, otherwise
replaced with asbestos slate; brick axial stacks. Large plan
with wings ranged round 3 courtyards; E-shaped plus end wings
to entrance range wing; central octagonal tower. Entrance wing
is 2 storeys with single-storey entrance porch and 2
projecting wings all under same eaves level, otherwise 3
storeys except for 4-storey tower. Symmetrical
3:1:3:1:3:1:3-bay entrance front has plinth, string, chamfered
eaves cornice and coped gables with moulded kneelers to the
projecting single bays with tall round arches with voussoirs
and keyblocks. Otherwise first-floor sashes within
square-headed openings above round-arched ground-floor windows
with projecting keyblocks and original hornless sashes with
glazing bars and spoked fanlight heads. Central doorway has
spoked fanlight over C20 reduced door (originally with iron
gates). Other elevations similarly unaltered, except where
hidden by C20 additions, and retain most of the original
hornless sashes with glazing bars set in brick surrounds with
keyblocks to upper floors. INTERIOR: cantilevered granite
(The Truro Buildings Research Group: From Moresk Road to
Malpas: Truro: 1980-).

Listing NGR: SW8386645619

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