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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1292617



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Telford and WrekinUnitary AuthorityPreston upon the Weald Moors

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 04-Jan-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 362374

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PRESTON-ON-THE-WEALD MOORS Preston Hospital including 1. screen and gates in front 5362

SJ 61NE 23/521 4.1.52


2. Built in circa 1725, a very fine example of Georgian almshouses. Founded in 1716 by the will of Lady Catherine Herbert, daughter of the first Earl of Bradford and widow of the last Lord Herbert of Chirbury, her brother Lord Torrington, in 1719 contributing £1,000 for the erection of the large dining hall. Red brick with stone dressings, tiled hipped roof and parapet. Two storeys. Centre 5-bays with projecting 12-bay flanking wing with 9-bay rusticated elliptical arcades. Sash windows with glazing bars in moulded stone architraves. The north- west wing is older and contains roofs for almswomen. The opposite north-east wing slightly later where children were taught domestic service. The central connecting range contains the hall and is 2:3:2 bays, the centre 3-bays has giant pilasters and heavy Doric entablature with balustrade, 2 large arched windows in Gibbs surrounds and impressive central doorway with round-arched Gibbs surround and pediment. Over the centre a Victorian stone clock tower. Flanking right and left of wings are later quadrant wings. Across the front of the quadrangle fine C18 ornate wrought iron gates and screen with overthrow with masques and unicorn, flanked by cast-iron railings. In 1731 an order for railings was placed with the Coalbrookdale Company. A short avenue of trees in front of gates to a pair of small gate lodges q.v. Interior: hall has contemporary panelling, 2 fireplaces with arched niches over, and portraits of the founders. Country Life 16/4/1964.

Listing NGR: SJ6790015326

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 16 April, (1964)

National Grid Reference: SJ 67900 15326


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