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© Mrs Barbara A West LRPS

IoE Number: 458828
Photographer: Mrs Barbara A West LRPS
Date Photographed: 02 October 2002
Date listed: 08 September 1970
Date of last amendment: 12 December 1995
Grade II*

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SHEFFIELD SK3488SW INFIRMARY ROAD 784-1/13/447 (South side) 08/09/70 Heritage House (Formerly Listed as: INFIRMARY ROAD Royal Infirmary (original block with south-east and south-west wings)) GV II* Infirmary, now offices. 1793-97. By John Rawsthorne. South-east return wing in the same style, 1883-84. By John Dodsley Webster. Restored and with alterations c1988. Ashlar with ashlar dressings and hipped slate roofs with 5 truncated ridge stacks. EXTERIOR: ground and first floor sillbands, string course, cornice and blocking course. 3 storeys plus basements; 13 x 13 windows. Windows are mainly 12 pane sashes. Slightly projecting centre, 3 windows, with pediment containing clock. Central window with moulded surround and cornice on brackets. On either side, wings with 4 windows. Projecting hipped end pavilions with 3 storey bow windows with lead semi-domes. Central windows have moulded surrounds and cornices on brackets. Second floor windows are 6-pane sashes. Ground floor has central 4 columned Doric portico with dentilled cornice, covering a glazed door with overlight, flanked by niches with figures. On either side, a round-headed recess with a sash. Beyond, on either side, 4 similar recesses with sashes. Bow windows have pedimented central windows flanked by single sashes. Return wing, to left, has a centre projecting in 2 steps, with pediment and parapet. Central first floor window has pediment on scroll brackets. Central second floor window is a tripartite sash. All the windows in the centre have moulded surrounds. Flanking wings have four 12 pane sashes. 4 column Doric portico has cornice and shaped blocking course. Ground floor has on either side 4 round-headed recesses, each with a 12 pane sash. Right return has 4 windows on each floor, the ground floor windows in round-headed recesses. Main block rear elevation is similar to the front, with pediment containing clock. Central first floor window has bracketed cornice and smaller splayed flanking lights. 4 column Doric portico with plain cornice, with C20 glazed double door and overlight. On either side, a 12 pane sash in a round-headed recess. Wings have four 12 pane sashes on each floor. Right return has projecting central block, 5 windows, with heavy cornice and coped parapet. On the first and second floors, two 12 pane sashes, then 2 small sashes, then another 12 pane sash. 4 column Doric portico with cornice and C20 glazed doors, with a single 12 pane sash in each side. Returns have a single small window on each floor. Wings have four 12 pane sashes on each floor. Right end has a tripartite sash on each floor, the first floor one pedimented, the second floor with a gabled surround, the ground floor one with a cornice and Doric piers in antis. Left return has 2 windows on each floor. Left end has a tripartite sash on the first floor with a pediment, and on the second floor a Venetian window. Ground floor has a tripartite sash in a round-headed recess. INTERIOR: main range has vaulted entrance hall with 2 Doric columns to inner hall. Barrel vaulted lengthwise corridor has pilastered walls and corniced doorcases. At either end, a round stairwell with cantilevered oval winder stone stair with iron stick balusters and ramped scrolled handrail.

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