Original Workhouse Block at Former New End Hospital and Attached Railings, Camden
Description: Original Workhouse Block at Former New End Hospital and Attached Railings
Date Listed: 18 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 477583
OS Grid Reference: TQ2645885985
OS Grid Coordinates: 526458, 185985
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5586, -0.1772
Location: New End, Camden Town, Greater London NW3 1JD
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TQ2685NW NEW END
798-1/26/1191 Original Workhouse Block at former
18/03/88 New End Hospital and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
Original 14 bay block of New End
Hampstead parish workhouse, later hospital. 1849. Designed by
HE Kendall Jnr. Converted for residential use 1996-98, John
Thompson Associates, architects. Brick with stucco dressings
3 storeys with projecting 2 storey end pavilions. Symmetrical
composition of 14 main bays. Central 4 bays project; central
round-arched entrance with keystone and pilasters supporting a
cornice, which continues across the front of the buildings,
and scroll pediment. Segmental headed sashes with stucco hoods
and keystones. Projecting cornice with paired brackets;
central bays with pediment containing an oculus with stucco
scroll design surround. End pavilions with groups of 3 similar
windows at 1st floor level, the centre window taller and
surmounted by a ball. Open pediments. Rear elevation, in
similar style, of interest.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings to areas.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the workhouse was turned over wholly to
hospital use in 1915 and, until its closure in 1987 was used
as a general, and finally as a geriatric, hospital. The former
workhouse block forms a notable group with the New End
Hospital Circular Ward & attached Water Tower (qv), the
Boilerhouse Chimney (qv) and the Infirmary Block (qv), which
together demonstrate the history of Poor Law provision for the
sick and elderly through the nineteenth century.
Listing NGR: TQ2645885984
Source: English Heritage
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