Luton Heritage Forum

Bute House

Address : Dunstable Road, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0862221388

Site Status : Draft Local List

Site Description : This hospital building was opened in 1882 and in 1933 Luton's first casualty department opened. Therefore, of local historic interest. The fact that it still maintains a medical use also contributes to its interest. The limitations of the centre led to the building of the L & D hospital. Full height canted bay with small gabled parapet. Cruciform window mullions & transoms. Considerably extended and altered from its original footprint to the rear.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest; Association with Individuals or Events of Special Local Value

Site Location (OS map and aerial view)

A red marker shows the site's location on the map and aerial view below. Use the slider controls or +/- buttons to zoom in and out, or click and drag the map or aerial view to move around.

To view street level photographs using Google Street View, drag the little orange figure (top left in the aerial view) onto one of the roads. To exit Street View, click the X in the top right corner. NB - when in Street View the red marker's position can be less accurate and may not always point to the correct building. You can blame Google for that, not us!

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).

Francis Frith photo, 1897 - a photo from 1897 on the Francis Frith website which shows the Bute Hospital.

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 Bute House and are all within about 300 metres :

Adelaide Street
43 Adelaide Street [Draft Local List]
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
19 Dunstable Road - Central Block Of St Marys Hospital [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]
Wellington Street
54-58 Wellington Street - Public House [Draft Local List]

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