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