Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

DAVID STREET, THOMAS HOPE HOSPITAL, HOSPITAL LODGE, MORTUARY AND ENCLOSURE WALLS, GATES AND RAILINGSLB37110

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
03/08/1971
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Burgh
Langholm
NGR
NY 36380 84490
Coordinates
336380, 584490

Description

Wood and Ainslie of London architects, 1896-8 (1896 rainwater

heads). Asymmetrical hospital with Scots baronial detailing

(modern health centre addition at NW). Irregular-plan; one

and 2-storey ranges with main axis and stair in massive dummy

tower house; ranges to S and to W of latter all single storey

and arranged around west-facing terraced courtyard

overlooking garden, open and arcaded battered basement at W.

East-facing main door in range nearest SE. Bull-nosed,

snecked (whita stone) masonry, roll-moulded windows mostly

paired or grouped, occasionally corniced or with gabled or

segmental dormerheads above eaves level, gables with skews

run horizontally over massive plain skewputts. Tower has

crenellated deep parapet with cable moulding raised over

small attic windows and with spouts, coped central stack E

and W, each with chimney breast rising from ground level;

door to terrace in SW tower angle, corbelled circular stair

turret above also crenellated. Terrace with canted

west-facing window corbelled to square below gable;

serpentine balustrades, steps to garden. Coped stacks; slate

roofs.

Swept-roofed ventilator at N end of long N range; addition is

yellow brick.

INTERIOR: octagonal operating theatre towards S, with steel

and steel-lined doors, blocked fireplace, central cupola.

GATE LODGE detailed as on main building to W; 2 storeys,

off-centre gable to hospital driveway, porch in re-entrant

angle, wavy wall-head parapet continued over return elevation

to David Street, elaborate crest set in curved corner.

Elaborate wrought-iron gates, standards and railings.

Detached small octagonal MORTUARY to SE with facetted roof,

leaded bell-cast apex ventilator.

GARDEN mostly enclosed by coped bull-nosed ashlar boundary

walls with buttresses, walls at N and W stugged, and with

wrought-iron railings.

Statement of Special Interest

Endowed by Thomas Hope, a native of Langholm.

Architects appointed following competition. In "The Border

style of architecture".

RIBA obituary notes scheme by Campbell Douglas and Sellars of

Glasgow.

Memorial stone laid 21.9.1896; opened 28.5.1898 (plaque

within main door gives details). B Group.

References

Bibliography

Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser 23.9.1896.

About Listed Buildings

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

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