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Friern Hospital, Barnet

Description: Friern Hospital

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 September 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 198883

OS Grid Reference: TQ2838092086
OS Grid Coordinates: 528380, 192086
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6130, -0.1473

Location: Royal Dr, Barnet, Greater London N11 3BG

Locality: Barnet
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: N11 3BG

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Listing Text

Friern Barnet N11

Friern Hospital
TQ 29 SE 6/21 17.9.82


S W Daukes of Cheltenham Foundation Stone laid 8 May 1849. Opened July 1851.
Originally known as the Colney Hatch Asylum it was renamed in 1937. The complex is
dominated by a central block with 2 towers and an octagonal dome, flanked by long
wings. The whole front is 1,881 ft in length in a plain Italianite style, yellow
brick with stone dressings. Built as the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum but known
better as Colney Hatch. The direct successor of Bethlehem Hospital in Lambeth and of
some historic interest in the more humane treatment of the insane 'kept without
shackle or even strait-waistcoat' (Thorne). Only the main part is of interest.

Listing NGR: TQ2838092086

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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