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Former Workhouse at Shifnal Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Shifnal, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6622 / 52°39'43"N

Longitude: -2.3728 / 2°22'22"W

OS Eastings: 374879

OS Northings: 307227

OS Grid: SJ748072

Mapcode National: GBR 070.0XZ

Mapcode Global: WH9DB.JB9Y

Plus Code: 9C4VMJ6G+VV

Entry Name: Former Workhouse at Shifnal Hospital

Listing Date: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367622

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255279

Location: Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shifnal

Built-Up Area: Shifnal

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shifnal St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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10/36 Former Workhouse at
Shifnal Hospital.

- II

Workhouse, now Hospital. 1817 with 1841 additions at rear. Red brick with
ashlar dressings, and hipped slate roof. L-plan. 2 storeys. Plinth, first
floor cill band, dentil brick eaves cornice, ridge stacks off-centre to right
and left, and ridge stack on wing. 10 bays,left hand bay projecting; glazing
bar sashes with gauged heads, first floor C19 wooden cross window to right;
blind arcaded ground floor with 2 orders of arches. Right-hand bay blank,
second and third bays from right with C19 wooden cross windows, and left-hand
bay with 3-light C20 casement. Pairs of C19 three-panelled doors with over-
lights in fourth and sixth bays from left, and C20 doors with overlight and
rendered surround in seventh bay from left. Right-hand wing with 2 bay left-
hand return front; first floor C19 wooden cross windows, ground floor C19
four-paned sash to right, and blocked door with overlight to left. This is
an example of a workhouse constructed before the standardised designs built
after the 1834 Poor Law. N. Pevsner, B.O.E., Shropshire, p.245.

Listing NGR: SJ7487907227

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