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Bequest hospital building saved
Image of the former Liskeard Cottage Hospital - Courtesy Dean Evans
Liskeard's Passmore Edwards Hospital was built in 1897
A Cornish cottage hospital building has been saved from demolition.

People in Liskeard have been fighting to keep the former Passmore Edwards Hospital as they feared it would be knocked down for housing developments.

At a meeting on Thursday Caradon District Council approved a development application on the condition the original building was preserved.

Campaigners said the Victorian building should remain a memorial to Cornish benefactor John Passmore Edwards.

John Passmore Edwards was a Victorian philanthropist born in Cornwall in 1823, who was a journalist, publisher and MP and remembered as a generous benefactor. He died in 1911.

His bequests established more than 70 buildings around the country, including libraries, schools, convalescence homes and art galleries.

Liskeard's Passmore Edwards Hospital was built in 1897.

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