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Latitude: 53.1762 / 53°10'34"N
Longitude: -3.4225 / 3°25'20"W
OS Eastings: 305024
OS Northings: 365286
OS Grid: SJ050652
Mapcode National: GBR 6M.3WPF
Mapcode Global: WH771.DFHF
Entry Name: Nurses Home at the North Wales Hospital
Listing Date: 15 April 1994
Last Amended: 20 July 2000
Source ID: 16176
Building Class: Health and Welfare
Location: Located some 200m NW of the main hospital complex.
Community: Denbigh (Dinbych)
Locality: North Wales Hospital
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Constructed 1932-33 to designs by Lockwood, Abercrombie, and Saxon, Architects.
Large accommodation block in severe Neo-Georgian style; of rendered brick construction with green Welsh slate roofs; plain rendered chimneys. Three storeys with long, symmetrical main elevation facing the road (E). This has a 17-window main block with projecting, single-window hipped wings to the ends beyond which are (set back) two-window blocks with hipped roofs (single-storey section at front to R). Pediment with oculus over the central 3 bays which are set slightly forward: the central bay has a two-storey canted porch with pedimented doorcase. Single storey canted bay windows to the ground floors of the projecting end wings.
The rear elevation is similarly symmetrical. This has a central recessed 5 window section with parapet and urn finials to the ends; the shaped parapet wall follows the roof slope of the returns of the adjacent bays and have similar urn finials to the ends. The attic storey has ocular windows; five small-pane sash windows to the second and first floors. Extruded single-storey cycle shed blocks with curvilinear parapet walls. Central entrance within a shallow single-storey porch projection. To each side of this recessed central section are 5 window sections set forward, with small-pane sash glazing: inner windows 9-pane, outer 12-pane; shallow projecting bays to (interior) stairs have reliefs with baskets of fruit. Beyond these are 5-window blocks set forward again; 3 windows to ground floor with central splayed bay. Flanking 5-bay hipped sections also advanced, with 12-pane sashes as before and central canted bays to the ground floor.
The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.
Included for its special interest as a good example of Neo-Georgian hospital architecture retaining original detail virtually intact; part of a group of buildings of this date at the hospital.
Group value with other listed items at the North Wales Hospital.
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