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Former Workhouse Building at No 54 (Sambourne Hospital)

A Grade II Listed Building in Warminster, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2004 / 51°12'1"N

Longitude: -2.1894 / 2°11'21"W

OS Eastings: 386864

OS Northings: 144590

OS Grid: ST868445

Mapcode National: GBR 1V5.R99

Mapcode Global: VH97P.03F3

Plus Code: 9C3V6R26+56

Entry Name: Former Workhouse Building at No 54 (Sambourne Hospital)

Listing Date: 31 March 1978

Last Amended: 15 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1364445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 312986

Location: Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Warminster

Built-Up Area: Warminster

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Warminster St Denys

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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SAMBOURNE ROAD (west side)
Former workhouse building at No 54 (Sambourne Hospital)

1836 Former Union Workhouse. Built to replace Lord Weymouth’s 1727 or 1757 Workhouse which stood actually on the Common. Like Christchurch, it was felt to be in a more salubrious situation away from the Common it served. Two storeys, first floor of local rubblework, ground floor of channelled ashlar. Slate roof hipped to right. Nine windows front with central gabled break and two additional slightly set back windows to right. Glazing bar sashes, moulded architraves on first floor. Modern wide glazed gabled porch in front of central entrance. Three wings in star plan to rear, three storeys, each of seven bays with slight gabled break to centre; local rubblework with brick quoins and dressings and ashlar lintels grooved as brick flat arches to glazing bar sashes. Single story outbuildings to perimeter of star plus a two storey staff cottage to north. The local rubblework low boundary walls can still be traced through now partially demolished. Circa 1836, 3-4ft high.

Listing NGR: ST8686444590

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