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Latitude: 51.613 / 51°36'46"N
Longitude: -0.1473 / 0°8'50"W
OS Eastings: 528380
OS Northings: 192086
OS Grid: TQ283920
Mapcode National: GBR DR.3JM
Mapcode Global: VHGQD.DQHC
Entry Name: Friern Hospital
Listing Date: 17 September 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1078848
English Heritage Legacy ID: 198883
Location: Barnet, London, N11
Electoral Ward/Division: Coppetts
Built-Up Area: Barnet
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St James the Great Friern Barnet
Church of England Diocese: London
5004 FRIERN BARNET ROAD
Friern Barnet N11
TQ 29 SE 6/21 17.9.82
S W Daukes of Cheltenham Foundation Stone laid 8 May 1849. Opened July 1851.
Originally known as the Colney Hatch Asylum it was renamed in 1937. The complex is
dominated by a central block with 2 towers and an octagonal dome, flanked by long
wings. The whole front is 1,881 ft in length in a plain Italianite style, yellow
brick with stone dressings. Built as the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum but known
better as Colney Hatch. The direct successor of Bethlehem Hospital in Lambeth and of
some historic interest in the more humane treatment of the insane 'kept without
shackle or even strait-waistcoat' (Thorne). Only the main part is of interest.
Listing NGR: TQ2838092086
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