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Latitude: 54.5857 / 54°35'8"N
Longitude: -1.0838 / 1°5'1"W
OS Eastings: 459307
OS Northings: 521547
OS Grid: NZ593215
Mapcode National: GBR NHWD.4Y
Mapcode Global: WHF80.BZ4Y
Plus Code: 9C6WHWP8+7F
Entry Name: Sir William Turner's Hospital
Listing Date: 14 June 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1310786
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60319
Location: Kirkleatham, Redcar and Cleveland, TS10
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Electoral Ward/Division: Dormanstown
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Kirkleatham
Church of England Diocese: York
Tagged with: Hospital building
NZ 52 SE
4/63 Sir William Turner's
Almshouses, charity schools and chapel, 1674/76, largely rebuilt and
extended 1720-1750, including chapel by James Gibbs. Schools now used as
flats. Brick with sandstone dressings; ashlar chapel. Lakeland slate
roofs; lead roofs on chapel. Stone-flagged pavements front almshouses on 3
sides of courtyard opening to north. South side : 3-bay apsidal
gable-fronted chapel flanked by 2-storey, 3-bay houses; east and west sides:
2 storey, 14-bay almshouses with slightly-projecting north end bays.
Baroque chapel has projecting central 4-stage tower over porch with
round-headed openings, that at front in Tuscan surround. First stage has
inscribed tablet with scrolled wings and broken pediment, under arms of
founder; circular windows in returns. Cornices between stages. Rusticated
2nd stage with round-headed windows. 3rd stage has recessed chamfered
angles, one-handed clock face at front and circular windows in returns.
Octagonal cupola has round-headed louvred bell openings; ball finial with
wyvern weather vane on dome. Segment-headed and round-headed windows with
glazing bars in flanking bays. All openings have classical surrounds.
Statues of boy and girl at ends of parapet. Houses and almshouses have
moulded plinth, band between floors, cornice below straight parapet with
flat copings and sash windows with glazing bars in architraves. Houses have
6-panel doors and overlights in architraves, up 3 steps. Almshouses have
paired 2-panel doors in architraves under entablature with shouldered
frieze. North end bays each have 6-panel door in chamfered-quoin surround
with double keystone, under frieze and cornice on fluted consoles; and
round-headed niche holding statue of pensioner. South returns have sundials
in parapet. Venetian windows on first floor of north returns. Rainwater
heads with lion masks, initials and "1742". Hipped roofs with corniced
ridge stacks. Houses have one and 2-storey rear extensions including
4x2-bay former school houses. Area walls with chamfered copings at rear of
almshouses. Chapel interior has rich decorations including stucco, woodwork
and ironwork. Cross-vaulted ceiling supported on Ionic columns. Side
galleries linked by cantilevered bridge. Venetian window holding stained
glass by Sebastiano Ricci, and William Price (York). Patterned marble
floors. Several fittings may have been brought here from Gibbs' chapel at
Canon's Park, Middlesex (built 1716-20; demolition sale 1747). Clock in
tower 1749, by Henry Hindley (York). Garages to south are not of special
interest. John Cornforth "Kirkleatham, Cleveland II", Country Life, 20th
January, 1977, p.p. 134 - 137.
Listing NGR: NZ5931421549
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