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BCC record ID:1247200000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Nineteenth century workhouse for Amersham Union, now in use as Amersham General Hospital.
Grid Reference:SU 95525 97020

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • (Former) WORKHOUSE (Dated 1838 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
  • GENERAL HOSPITAL (20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Listed Building

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?Yes
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Yes

Full description

Grade II. 1838 George Gilbert Scott, architect. Tudor style, unknapped flint set in yellow mortar, with red brick dressings and quoins, slate roof. Three storeys and high attic. Slightly canted full height square bays each side of centre, with steep gables to dormers. Plain central doorway. 2-light cross mullion moulded brick windows to front. 3 storey wing, with 3 diaper pattern dormer gables, one bay projecting ends with chimney stacks in gables with diaper pattern, one storey projecting wing with knapped squared flint gable ends. Rear elevation altered (B1).
Listed in RCHME gazeteer of hospitals (B2).
List of work by Sir Gilbert Scott in Buckinghamshire (B4).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Buckinghamshire: Chiltern District: Parishes of Amersham, Chesham Bois and Coleshill. p89
<2>Bibliographic reference: Royal Commision on Historical Monuments. 1998. English Hospitals 1660-1948: A Survey of Their Architecture and Design. p196
<3>Unpublished document: RCHME. Amersham Hospital (National Buildings Record no. 100254).
<4>Article in serial: Ian Toplis. 1975. 'SIR GILBERT SCOTT'S CLASSICAL WORK IN BUCKS', IN RECS OF BUCKS 20 PP93-99. Vol 20. pp98,99

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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