English Heritage inspect Buckingham Hospital for listing

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Buckingham GVs.Buckingham Hospital sign.'110603M-A285
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ENGLISH Heritage has carried out an inspection of Buckingham Hospital after the town council started looking into having the building listed.

The inspection, which was carried out in March, included looking at the history of the building, the materials it was built out of, any changes made, and any features outside the hospital.

The inspection is designed to assess the hospital to see if it has any special architectural or historical interest to be listed on the National Heritage List for England.

The report points out that the hospital was built as a late 19th Century interpretation of the ‘vernacular Queen Anne Revival manner.’

The report will now go to the secretary of state for culture, olympics, media and sport who will make the final decision.

Buckingham Hospital was designed as a nursing home by John Oldrid Scott in 1886 under the patronage of MP JG Hubbard, later Lord Addington.