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HER Number:MDV105146
Name:Nurses Home associated with the former Newton Abbot Hospital


Nurses Home built in 1937-8 at the former Newton Abbot Hospital off East Street.


Grid Reference:SX 860 710
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NURSES HOSTEL (Built, XX - 1937 AD to 1938 AD (Between))

Full description

Passmore, A. J. + Jones, P., 05/2013, Former Newton Abbot Hospital, Devon, Results of Historic Building Recording (Report - Survey). SDV351393.

This is a two-storey building over a semi-basement with a hipped roof positioned immediately south of the hospital (building L). It was constructed in 1937-8 as a purpose-built nurses’ home. A foundation stone in the west elevation reads "WEBSTER MEMORIAL NURSES' HOME THIS STONE WAS LAID BY WILLIAM PROUDFOOT ESO. J.P. 20TH. JULY 1937." It principally has a stripped neo-Georgian appearance consisting of a partially rendered symmetrical main south elevation with three individual canted bay
windows to the ground floor and four steel casements to the first floor. The aprons of the canted bays
and the building's initial coursing have exposed brown brick. Within the north elevation is the principal entrance to the building, enclosed within a rudimentary corridor leading from the first-floor phase II extension of hospital building L. The first floor is marked by a full plat band overlain by render, and on the north elevation is a further plat band above the half basement. The building retains its original multi-paned crittal windows throughout. The ceilings are lath and plaster. The Interior is generally domestic in appearance consisting of a series of single bedrooms above a large communal sitting and a dining room. Some alterations have been made when the building was partially converted into offices.
The majority of the rooms retain their fixtures and fittings such as skirting boards, picture rails (where fitted), door frames and cast-iron radiators. The fireplaces in the gable elevations have been blocked and the projecting chimney stacks removed. In the ground-floor corridor the parquet floor is exposed. The original stairs are plain in design with an enclosed plain string and continuous sweeping handrail
rising in two flights to meet a centrally-placed landing.

Exeter Archaeology, 2006, Newton Abbot Hospital, Devon. Archaeological Assessment and Historic Buildings Appraisal, 13, 17 (Report - Assessment). SDV347328.

Building J. Nurses home built in 1938. A hipped, two-storey detached brick building to the rear of the main hospital building. Of low significance.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV347328Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2006. Newton Abbot Hospital, Devon. Archaeological Assessment and Historic Buildings Appraisal. Exeter Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 13, 17.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64610 ]
SDV351393Report - Survey: Passmore, A. J. + Jones, P.. 05/2013. Former Newton Abbot Hospital, Devon, Results of Historic Building Recording. AC Archaeology. ACD441/3/0. Digital + A4.

Associated Monuments

MDV52560Part of: Newton Abbot Hospital and Dispensary (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6155 - Historic Building Recording, Former Newton Abbot Hospital, Devon (Ref: ACD441/3/0)

Date Last Edited:Mar 16 2018 11:24AM