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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: RAVENSTONE HOSPITAL

List entry Number: 1177479

Location

RAVENSTONE HOSPITAL, HOSPITAL LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireNorth West LeicestershireDistrict AuthorityRavenstone with Snibstone

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-Dec-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 187827

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History

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Details

SK 41 SW RAVENSTONE HOSPITAL LANE

6/60 Ravenstone Hospital

16.12.52 II*

Alms houses, founded 1711 and built soon after. Brick with stone dressing. Quadrangle with sides, of 2 storeys and 13 bays, symmetrically arranged. West side is principal front, and has centre piece with arched entrance with pilasters and entablature. Panel over door with arms of Wilkins, carved volutes, and traces of painted decoration, and the inscription "This hospital was built by John Wilkins Esq and with his consent very liberally endowed by Rebecca his wife in memory of their only son Francis Wollarton Wilkins, who died on the 5th day of Febrary A.D. 1711. Soli Deo Gratia". An additional inscription records that the 2 wings on the front of the building were built in 1784. To each side of this central entry, 2 further round-arched entrances with moulded chamfered arches and keystones, abutting brick aprons beneath upper windows; also 4 2-light stone mullioned windows, with diamond panes, stone eaves cornice and giant corner Tuscan pilasters. Other elevations conform in style, and all are unaltered.

To the east of the main quadrangle, an additional range is a good pastiche of c1860.

Listing NGR: SK4012413864

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National Grid Reference: SK 40124 13864

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