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Mendip Hospital Main Building

A Grade II Listed Building in South Horrington, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2156 / 51°12'56"N

Longitude: -2.6156 / 2°36'56"W

OS Eastings: 357095

OS Northings: 146444

OS Grid: ST570464

Mapcode National: GBR MP.3R4Z

Mapcode Global: VH89S.MQ20

Entry Name: Mendip Hospital Main Building

Listing Date: 19 December 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 268198

Location: St. Cuthbert Out, Mendip, Somerset, BA5

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: St Cuthbert Out

Built-Up Area: South Horrington

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


11/94 Mendip Hospital
(main building)


County Lunatic Asylum, now hospital. 1845-47. By G G Scott and W B Moffatt, works supervised by Richard Carver, for County Magistrates. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, slate roofs with ogee-shaped gables and finials, tall grouped ashlar stacks. In the style of a Tudor manor house; double E-shaped frontage approximately 280 m long, virtually symmetrical about the entrance block to the centre which carries the greatest enrichment, 2 long front facing wings each side.
Two storeys, attics, 2, 3 and 4-light stone mullioned windows, each light with a casement, regular spacing of windows, some transomed, some labels, some bay windows.
Entrance block with paired front facing gables, ashlar bell-cote to centre with mullioned and transomed openings, ogee-shaped cupola. Enriched central door opening, ashlar porch. Rear elevation much plainer and with some alteration.
Attached chapel at rear (qv). Interior of interest. An important example of Scott's early institutional work; contract won in open competition; built by Kirk of Sleaford for £38,000. (Builder 1845; architects drawing at RIBA).

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1238931. This entry was removed from the List on 29th May 2015.

Listing NGR: ST5709546444

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

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