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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
Source ID: 11710
Building Class: Health and Welfare
Location: Between angle of Ward Block West 1 and garden railings at Whitchurch Hospital.
Community: Whitchurch (Yr Eglwys Newydd)
Built-Up Area: Cardiff
Traditional County: Glamorgan
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.
Included for group value with Whitchurch Hospital and associated listed items.
Other nearby listed buildings