Saturday, July 21, 2012

Former Nurses building - Devonport Maternity Hospital

Many hospitals had nurses accommodation on site, which included the former Devonport Maternity Hospital.  I've documented the former hospital site on several occasions (see here), it remains abandoned, but plans are for redevelopment into apartments.  The former nurses building is used as accommodation, and remains as an in-tact example true to its original design and mimics the abandoned hospital that stands in front of it.   


  1. Hmmmmm, I think the nurses building would make a nice apartment block. Hopefully not too many changes necessary.

  2. Can you tell from the records when this block of flats was built for the nurses? By the style, I am guessing just post-world war two?

  3. I imagine they would have been built around the same time as the hospital, so the early 1960s.


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