Miners' Convalescent Home, Blackpool

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Miners' Convalescent Home
Miners Home Blackpool (cropped).jpg
LocationBlackpool, Lancashire
Coordinates53°50′43″N 3°03′09″W / 53.8453°N 3.0524°W / 53.8453; -3.0524Coordinates: 53°50′43″N 3°03′09″W / 53.8453°N 3.0524°W / 53.8453; -3.0524
Built1925–1927
ArchitectBradshaw Gass & Hope
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated23 November 1995
Reference no.1116645
Miners' Convalescent Home, Blackpool is located in Blackpool
Miners' Convalescent Home, Blackpool
Location of Miners' Convalescent Home in Blackpool

The Miners' Convalescent Home was a convalescent home for miners in the seaside resort of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It was built 1925–27 for Lancashire and Cheshire miners and was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales.[1][2] In 1995, English Heritage designated the home a Grade II listed building.[3]

The building was designed by Bolton architecture firm Bradshaw Gass & Hope in the Baroque Revival style.[3] It has a symmetrical plan and is on three storeys.[4] It is constructed of red brick with terracotta dressings; the hipped roofs are slate.[3] The central bays are recessed between projecting wings.[3] Towards the rear of the building there is a tower with an ogee cap.[5]

The building continued to function as a convalescent home until the 1980s and in 2005, was turned into apartments.[2][5]

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  1. ^ Walton, p. 165
  2. ^ a b Blackpool Gazette, pp. 140–141
  3. ^ a b c d Historic England, "Miners' Convalescent Home (1116645)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 18 June 2011
  4. ^ Champness, p. 151
  5. ^ a b Hartwell & Pevsner, p. 151
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