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Octagonal Shelter in Grounds to south-south-west of Whitchurch Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.5158 / 51°30'56"N

Longitude: -3.2324 / 3°13'56"W

OS Eastings: 314578

OS Northings: 180370

OS Grid: ST145803

Mapcode National: GBR K46.6L

Mapcode Global: VH6F5.X5HB

Plus Code: 9C3RGQ89+82

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

Listing Date: 15 April 1994

Last Amended: 31 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11710

Building Class: Health and Welfare

Location: Between angle of Ward Block West 1 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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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.


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.


The interior has two bays formed by screens with glazing bars; these have zig-zag planked benches midway between the main pillars.

Reasons for Listing

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

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