rauceby | recce

Whilst GT Hine praised Cane Hill, he also criticized its architect (CH Howell) on the point that the 'blocks' (or wards) were too close together. However, the same could be said of Hine’s design for Rauceby: whilst the hospital could be classed as having a ‘wide arrow’ formation, each ward (or block) effectively folds into itself creating a dense, cluttered courtyard.

Here we’re looking at the back of one of the six ward clusters revealing a confused jumble of angles and heights.

I took the path to the right of this block, moving towards the back of the hospital.