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© Mrs Sue Durant LRPS

IoE Number: 261593
Photographer: Mrs Sue Durant LRPS
Date Photographed: 22 April 2003
Date listed: 24 March 1961
Date of last amendment: 24 March 1961
Grade II

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ST6834NWBRUTON CPHIGH STREET (South side)8/119Sexey's Hospital: East Wing andgateway link to West

ST6834NW BRUTON CP HIGH STREET (South side) 8/119 Sexey's Hospital: East Wing and gateway link to West 24.3.61 GV II Almshouse. Early C19, extended in 1882. Local stone cut and squared with Doulting stone dressings; Welsh slate roof behind parapets and coped gables; stone chimney stacks with moulded caps. In plain Gothic style; 'U'-plan, mostly 3 storeys; street facade of 2 storeys, 11 bays, of which bay 11 is slightly projecting and gabled. Plinth, eaves course, plain parapet; hollow chamfered mullioned windows with cusped head single or 2-lights under continuous stepped label; door set in moulded cambered arch bay 3, 4-light window over lower bays 4 and 5, projecting chimney stack between bays 8 and 9; windows to bay 11 deeper, with individual labels, with 2-light pointed arch blind window and open quatrefoil panel in gable. Linking doorway to West, on street line, has moulded 4-centre arch under rectangular hood with carved foliage in spandrils. West facade, to main courtyard, 3 storeys, 7 bays, has mostly 2 cusped head light windows under separate labels; to second floor 4-centred arched similar 2-light windows without labels; cambered arched doorways to bays 4 and 6. South garden elevation of 3 storeys (bay 1 is 4 storeys) with 5 bays, all windows flat headed, mostly 2-light under labels but with two stepped 3-lights to bays 4 and 5. A rebuilding of part of the Hospital in the early C19; in 1882 it was extended Eastwards to accommodate a training school for domestic servants, now absorbed into almshouse. (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972).

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