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Langthorne Hospital (Main Original Block) (Formerly West Ham Union Workhouse), Waltham Forest

Description: Langthorne Hospital (Main Original Block) (Formerly West Ham Union Workhouse)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 206906

OS Grid Reference: TQ3901485919
OS Grid Coordinates: 539014, 185919
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5550, 0.0038

Location: Union Close, Walthamstow, Greater London E11 1NP

Locality: Waltham Forest
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E11 1NP

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Listing Text

2/51 Leyton, Ell
(North side)

Langthorne Hospital (main,
original block)

The address shall be
amended to read:-
Leytonstone, Ell
(North side)

Langthorne Hospital
(main original block)
(Formerly West Ham
Union Workhouse)


Leyton, Ell
2/51 (north side)

- Langthorne Hospital (main,
original block)


Former workhouse, now hospital. 1840. Stock brick, white brick and some stucco
dressings. Low pitched slate roof to eaves, with parapets to projecting bays.
3 storeys. 19 bays; advanced giant pilastered centrepiece of 3 bays with splayed
sides, pediment and clock. End bays also advanced and pedimented with giant pila-
sters rising through first and second floors. Fifth and fifteenth bays also advanced,
with pedimental blocking courses. Central tripartite pilastered entrance with stucco
architrave, carried up to tripartite window above and to clock. Similar stucco
architraves to other projecting bays, which also have rusticated brick quoins.
Segmental headed windows, set in segmental reveals to advanced bays. Sashes, plate
glass. Formerly West Ham Union Workhouse. VCH.

Listing NGR: TQ3901485919

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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