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Great Britain Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary - March 22

BikinGlynn

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Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary


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Nothing new here Im afraid but this place is still quite photogenic IMO.

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The Infirmary was built by Wolverhampton builders Henry Willcock & Co. at a cost of £13,000 and opened in 1888, providing three men's and three women's wards with thirty beds and five children's cots. A significant part of the cost was met by local philanthropist, Philip Horsman, who also donated the Art Gallery to the town and whose benefaction is commemorated in the Fountain in St. Peter's Gardens.

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It is constructed of red brick with elaborate brick details and stone dressings. It is built to an irregular plan in a simple Gothic style under a plain clay tiled roof with crested ridge tiles and two spired turrets, one of which has an inscribed stone plaque bearing the legend: "EYE INFIRMARY AD 1887. Some of the original sash windows have been replaced and late 20th century extensions to the original west front have detracted from the character and appearance of the original building.

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There are three principal buildings on this site: the original Infirmary of 1888; the Nurses' Home of 1927; and the Outpatients'/Accident and Emergency Extension of 1937. These buildings are quite different in style but all are of definite architectural and historic interest and all were designed by significant local architects.

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Thats all folks

 

lucan

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nice set, all cleared out inside never seen it so tidy, only the main building left now , the rest has been demolished
 

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nice set, all cleared out inside never seen it so tidy, only the main building left now , the rest has been demolished
has it really thats interesting. Do u know if its all going or is any listed?
 

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has it really thats interesting. Do u know if its all going or is any listed?
the main building is listed and staying as well as the nurses accomadation building, the newer extension generator area have gone, new builds are going up , there is going to be flats and a eating dissorder clinic,
 
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