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To: The Isle of Wight Council



We the undersigned ask The Isle of Wight Council to serve an Urgent Works Notice on the owners of the former Frank James Memorial Hospital, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, and take positive action to save the building.

Why is this important?

The Frank James Memorial Hospital in East Cowes, Isle of Wight is a Grade 2 Listed building built and designed by famous architects John Thomas Micklethwaite and Summers Clark in 1893. The cherished and local landmark was originally a Seamans's Mission and later in 1903, under the patronage of Princess Beatrice became a local cottage hospital and remained so untill it was closed in 2002 and sold by the NHS. Since then it has remained empty and derelict and is now at serious risk of being lost after a decade or failed attempts of conversion work and vandalism.

East Cowes

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Reasons for signing

  • It is always a tragic that this country fails to see the beauty in our historic buildings. Without people sharing their concerns, there will be hardly anything left for future generations to enjoy and love as part of our history.
  • Because I lived in East Cowes and was treated at the hospital in the 1950's and think this lovely building should be repaired NOW.
  • This is the most disrespectful neglect of a truly beautiful building which served a community for years. The Council should be ashamed to have allowed this to happen.


2014-04-30 17:21:23 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-04-13 16:49:45 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-04-11 22:53:02 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-04-11 21:57:09 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-04-11 21:36:04 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-04-11 21:12:10 +0100

10 signatures reached