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Octagonal Shelter in Grounds to west of Whitchurch Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5167 / 51°30'59"N

Longitude: -3.2344 / 3°14'3"W

OS Eastings: 314446

OS Northings: 180471

OS Grid: ST144804

Mapcode National: GBR K36.R8

Mapcode Global: VH6F5.W4HN

Entry Name: Octagonal Shelter in Grounds to west of Whitchurch Hospital

Listing Date: 15 April 1994

Last Amended: 31 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11708

Building Class: Health and Welfare

Location: Between angle of Ward Block West 5 and garden railings at Whitchurch Hospital.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Whitchurch (Yr Eglwys Newydd)

Community: Whitchurch

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

These shelters are probably contemporary with the hospital main building, thus c1908-10. Fresh air was considered an important part of treatment for mental patients.

Exterior

An octagonal timber garden shelter with a broadly corrugated roof; shaped and pierced valance, boarded ceiling. Roof carried on pillars, the top halves of which are in the form of turned balusters.

Interior

The interior has four bays formed by screens with glazing bars; these have planked benches and splayed sides midway between the main pillars.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Whitchurch Hospital and associated listed items.

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