Lowther Hospital

LOWTHER HOSPITAL List Entry Summary

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

Name: LOWTHER HOSPITAL List entry Number: 1313254

Location

LOWTHER HOSPITAL, 94 96 AND 98, PONTEFRACT ROAD Grade: II
Date first listed: 25-Mar-1968
Date of most recent amendment: 11-May-1988

Details

ACKWORTH PONTEFRACT ROAD SE41NW (east side) High Ackworth 2/12 Nos. 94, 96, 98 and 25.3.1968 100 (Lowther Hospital) (formerly listed as “Lowther Hospital”) GV II

Almshouses and schoolroom. Endowed 1741 by Mary Lowther; altered and restored. Sandstone ashlar, stone slate roof, modern brick chimneys. Rectangular range formerly of 6 units (3 each side of the centre) but now of 4 units. Single storey, symmetrical, in Classical style; 3-bay pedimented centre, breaking forwards, has a central doorway with tall 6-pane overlight all within a Gibbs surround including a triple keystone and a cornice; above the cornice, a pedimented panel with painted lettering (slightly worn):-

MARY LOWTHER ERECTED & ENDOWED THIS (H)OSPITAL FOR A (SCHO)OL MASTER & SIX POOR WOMEN

Flanking the doorway, 12-pane sashed windows with Gibbs surrounds. The side ranges now have doors (a) and 9-pane sashed windows (b) a-b-b-b-a-b and b-a- b-b-b-a respectively, all with raised plain surrounds (but the 2nd window on each side was formerly a door). Hipped roof with 6 ridge chimneys. Modern addition to rear in matching style, with hipped roof. Rear wall of brick.

National Grid Reference: SE 44093 17948

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