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Main North Block, East Block, West Block, St Bartholomew's Hospital, City of London

Description: Main North Block, East Block, West Block, St Bartholomew's Hospital

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199821

OS Grid Reference: TQ3189281574
OS Grid Coordinates: 531892, 181574
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5177, -0.1005

Location: W Smithfield, City of London, EC1A 9 EC1A 7BE

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC1A 7BE

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Listing Text

St Bartholomew's Hospital
Main north block (Formerly
listed as Great Hall etc)
East block.
West block.
TQ 3181 NE 2/22 4.1.50.
TQ 3181 NE 2/22A
TQ 3181 NE 2/22B


1750 to 59 by James Gibbs. Formal composition round 3 sides of courtyard. Refaced
with Portland stone in C19. 3 storeys plus basement and slated mansard. Quoins,
bands, dressings to windows, modillion cornice and crowning balustrade. Central
3 bays rusticated with arched entrance and carriageway through main block which
has short, 3 window wings, and good area railings. Interior of north block contains
good timber staircase with important wall painting by W Hogarth. Also very fine
hall, with enriched plaster work etc. Interiors of east and west wing contain
original staircases and other fittings. North block Scheduled AM.

Listing NGR: TQ3189781580

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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