The Tower House
This distinctive house stands at the entrance to what was the old General Hospital and anyone who visited that hospital will no doubt remember its unusual design. It used to be the residence of radiographers when the hospital was in use.
I am informed by a visitor to this site that the building was originally a small stuccoed villa of c1829 designed by P F Robinson for the Duke of Newcastle's Park Estate development. It was altered by T.C. Hine in the 1860s and the tower was designed and extra decoration added by Watson Fothergill c.1880. It was recently restored after standing empty for several years.
© Ray Teece 12-07-2006