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Description: Former Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum at Wanstead Hospital. Chapel to the North West of Wanstead Ho
Date Listed: 22 February 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 204814
OS Grid Reference: TQ4050089224
OS Grid Coordinates: 540500, 189224
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5844, 0.0265
Former Merchant Seamen's
Orphan Asylum at
Chapel to the north-west of
TQ 48 NW 5/7
1861 opened 1863. Designed by George Somers Clarke. Built as Merchant Seamen's
Orphan Asylum. A symmetrical design in banded red brick with Ancaster stone
dressings. Three storeys plus gable dormers in hipped tiled roof: tower with
squat spire. Modified Venetian gothic style. The chief external features are
the tower and spire and the porch with Devonshire marble columns. The great
hall was added in 1866.
Listing NGR: TQ4050089224
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Source: English Heritage
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