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War Memorial Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Horncastle, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2104 / 53°12'37"N

Longitude: -0.1136 / 0°6'48"W

OS Eastings: 526075

OS Northings: 369810

OS Grid: TF260698

Mapcode National: GBR JSG.N44

Mapcode Global: WHHKJ.7K5P

Entry Name: War Memorial Hospital

Listing Date: 6 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386198

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471623

Location: Horncastle, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN9

County: Lincolnshire

District: East Lindsey

Civil Parish: Horncastle

Built-Up Area: Horncastle

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Horncastle Group

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text

TF 26 69 27 69 HORNCASTLE NORTH STREET
(East side)
1499/7/10002
War Memorial Hospital

GV II


Public dispensary with attached railings and gate, converted to cottage hospital. 1866 converted 1924. Designed by Bellamy & Hardy of Lincoln. White brick with ashlar and red brick dressings. Welsh slate hipped roof with tall brick stacks to rear.
Street front has projecting central bay topped with blind attic dormer incribed:-

PUBLIC DISPENSARY
ESTABLISHED
1789
BY
EDWARD HARRISON MD
-----
PATRON
SIR JOSEPH BANKS KT
THIS BUILDING WAS
1866
IN MEMORY OF
SIR HY DYMOKE BART
A GENEROUS SUPPORTER
OF THIS INSTITUTION

Decorated with carved impost band ashlar moulded and coped gable and cast iron finials. Central entrance arch has painted round headed arch inscribed:- WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, with carved impost band. Set back to eitherside single 3-light windows each with round headed ashlar tops, moulded impost and red sandstone mullions. First floor has moulded ashlar cill band with single central window and flanking 3-light winddows with moulded round headed ashlar tops, carved imposts and ashlar round mullions.
Similar single light round headed windows to returns. To left set back slightly later addition with single plain sash to each floor and pedimented gable.
Forcourt bounded by low white brick wall topped with ashlar coping and cast iron spearhead railings and central gate.
INTERIOR retains original windows and doors plus wooden staircase with painted turned balusters and elaborate cast iron newel post.
This dispensary was founded Oct 28th 1789 by Sir Joseph Banks, Lewis Dymoke, Wm Elmhirst, and E Laycock MD, E Harrison MD and John Chislet Surgeon & Apothacery, and this building was built in 1866 at a cost of o1,026.10s.11d including fixtures and fittings.


Listing NGR: TF2607569810


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 23 January 2017.

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

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