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Palace Hospital


Chris_Baker

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Chris

There are a number of possibilities . All these below were WW1 auxiliary hospitals in the UK during WW1

Palace Hospital, Peterborough

The Palace, Norwich

Red Cross Aux Hospital The Old Palace, Lincoln

The Old Palace, Sleaford Auxil. Hospital

Gloucester Red Cross Hospital, The Palace

Endsleigh Palace Hospital, London (Officers only though)

I just wonder if the flint and brick construction may give a clue.

Terry Reeves

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Flint is an intractable material and highly irregular in shape, except where sea action has rounded the nodules into pebbles. This makes for difficulties in building and a wall of unknapped flints get most of its strength from the mortar rather than the stone. So flint building is confined to areas where the material occurs naturally and where there is also a comparative lack of a more workable stone. It is particularly associated with Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, and parts of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

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This could be a real winger but this looks like the entrance to what was recently the Sue Ryder Foundation Head office that was recently sold and that was based in the Suffolk-Norfolk neck of the woods.

Just an idea.

Rob

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This could be a real winger but this looks like the entrance to what was recently the Sue Ryder Foundation Head office that was recently sold and that was based in the Suffolk-Norfolk neck of the woods.

Just an idea.

Rob

Using Rob B's Sue Ryder clue I came up with The Old Palace, Ely.

According to the blurb: "The Old Palace has also been a convalescent home to servicemen", so it might be the place.

Maybe you could contact them and ask if they recognise the part of the building in the photo?

http://www.suerydercare.org/carecentres/home.asp?id=15

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