National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009



Type Statue

     A statue of a badger holding a shield on each gate pier. The shields have scrolled edges and carry inscriptions. A cartouche on the hospital wall carries the name of the hospital.
     The main benefactor of the hospital was Richard Badger, a wine maerchant who lived in the town for many years. He financed the original building and furnishings as a memorial to his wife Ellen. The hospital was opened by the Bishop of Worcester, Dr. J.J.A. Perowne, on the 22 September 1896. It was known as the Ellen Badger Cottage hospital until 1922.


On shield held by left gate pier statue: 'COTTAGE / HOSPITAL' On shield held by right gate pier statue: 'OPENED / 22 OCTOBER / 1898'

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Each Stone 65cm high x 35cm wide x 35cm deep approx.

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WAsaSSxx001 BM
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Biological growth
  • Surface spalling, crumbling
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Stratford Road
Precise location Gate piers to Ellen Badger Community Hospital
A-Z ref None
OS ref SP259410
Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.1896
Unveiling details c.1896
Commissioned by Richard Badger
Duty of care South Warwickshire NHS Trust Combined Care
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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