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To: The West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Save Cheere House

Save Cheere House

We would like Cheere House to be repaired and have a protection order on it, due to its cultural and historical importance to the people of Hemel Hempstead and the Borough of Dacorum.

If it can't be repaired and left where it stands, then it should be taken down carefully and rebuilt elsewhere in the town, perhaps as a museum, school or retirement homes for those who have been of longstanding service in the NHS?

This wonderful building cannot be allowed to fall, as too much of the town has been "allowed" to disappear from history.

Why is this important?

Sir John Seabright, 19th Century philanthropist, founded and built the West Herts Infirmary in Hemel Hempstead, in 1831 at his own expense for the then massive sum of £13,000. The property, now called Cheere House, is still there at the bottom of Hillfield Road in Hemel Hempstead.

Sadly though, like most of the hospital surrounding it, it has fallen into disrepair and unused, and is heavily rumoured to be levelled and replaced with offices and yet more housing.

Cheere House is of historical importance to Dacorum, and at almost 200 years old, should have had a protection order on it. It is a disgrace that it is being left to rot and be wiped from the history of the town and Borough.

If it can't be repaired and left where it stands, then it should be taken down carefully and rebuilt elsewhere in the town, perhaps as a museum, school or retirement homes for those who have been of longstanding service in the NHS?

This wonderful building cannot be allowed to fall, as too much of the town has been "allowed" to disappear sadly.

Hemel Hempstead, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • FED UP WITH MOST OF OUR OLD TOWN BUILDINGS BEING TORN DOWN

Updates

2021-02-15 09:27:13 +0000

100 signatures reached

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2021-02-14 13:42:20 +0000

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