Luton Heritage Forum

Central Block Of St Marys Hospital

Address : 19 Dunstable Road, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0859821434

Site Status : Grade II listed

Statutory List Description : Former Union Workhouse built circa 1834. Later formed the central block of St Mary's Hospital. Luton grey bricks under Welsh slate roofs. Section facing Dunstable Road has central 2 storey block with hipped roof and deep eaves. Four first floor sash windows with glazing bars under gauged brick heads with keystones; central semi-circular arched dummy window with in-and-out quoins. Similar ground floor with central doorway. Two lower rectangular wings to sides: left hand has 3 windows per floor, right hand has 2: all with stucco heads. Long rear projecting wing with central hexagonal block.

St Mary's Hospital has now been converted to a care home and is now known as St Mary's Nursing Centre.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Site Location (OS map and aerial view)

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External Links

Bing Maps view - an angled aerial view centred on the current site, which is marked with a blue dot. Bing enables you to move round and view all four sides of the building (n.b. when viewing from other angles, the blue dot may not always indicate the correct building).

Luton Workhouse - a page about the history of Luton’s workhouse on The Workhouse website.

Wikipedia's Glossary of Architecture - you might find this helpful if you are not familiar with all the architectural terms used to describe this site. There are links to other glossaries on our Links page.

Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to the Central Block Of St Marys Hospital and are all within about 300 metres :

Cardiff Road
12 Cardiff Road [Draft Local List]
Cardigan Street
1-5 Cardigan Street - Cardigan Mews [Draft Local List]
2-6 Cardigan Street [Draft Local List]
Dunstable Place
The Oddfellows pub (now Kink) [Draft Local List]
Dunstable Road
Bute House [Draft Local List]
127 Dunstable Road - Former Bingo Hall (Odeon Cinema) [Grade II listed]
Gladstone Avenue
1-11 Gladstone Avenue [Draft Local List]
2-22 Gladstone Avenue [Draft Local List]
Upper George Street
Christ Church [Grade II listed]

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