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Description: Former Charing Cross Hospital (East Side)
Date Listed: 9 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 208497
OS Grid Reference: TQ3023980652
OS Grid Coordinates: 530239, 180652
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5098, -0.1247
TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER AGAR STREET, WC2
9.1.70 Former Charing Cross
Hospital (East range)
Hospital. 1831-34 by Decimus Burton (with late C19 extensions of no interest),
as part of the West Strand improvements. Stucco, slate roof. Restrained Grecian
detail. 3 storeys with mid C19 attic storey plus dormered mansard, on basement.
17 bays wide in the rhythm 3;3;5;3;3, with centre and ends advanced. Ground
floor with banded rustication, has central Greek Doric portico with pediment.
Recessed, architraved, glazing bar sash windows. Bold stringcourse over ground
floor and main entablature above 2nd floor, balustraded parapet to attic.
Pedimented south return has 3 storeys and basement bowed projection with giant
engaged order of Grecian Corinthian columns through 1st and 2nd floors,
supporting an entablature with balustrade.
Survey of London; Vol XX.
Listing NGR: TQ3023980652
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Source: English Heritage
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