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Latitude: 51.5241 / 51°31'26"N
Longitude: -0.135 / 0°8'6"W
OS Eastings: 529478
OS Northings: 182220
OS Grid: TQ294822
Mapcode National: GBR F7.VV
Mapcode Global: VHGQS.LYZJ
Entry Name: University College Hospital General Block Only and Attached Railings
Listing Date: 12 March 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113059
English Heritage Legacy ID: 477409
Location: Camden, London, WC1E
Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury
Built-Up Area: Camden
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Pancras with St James and Christ Church St Pancras
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ2982SW GOWER STREET
798-1/93/615 (West side)
12/03/74 University College Hospital General
Block only and attached railings
Hospital block. 1897-1906. By Alfred and Paul Waterhouse. Red
brick with terracotta horizontal bands and dressings. Steeply
pitched slated roofs with dormers. Cross-shaped plan set
diagonally to Gower Street.
EXTERIOR: 4 main storeys, attics and basements. Central
entrance lodge; 3 bays, 2 storeys and attic with terracotta
bands and rounded angles. Round-arched ground floor openings.
Central entrance flanked by columns supporting an entablature
with parapet and ball finials. Segmental arched 1st floor
sashes separated by pilasters supporting a projecting dentil
cornice and pediment over the central bays. Pediment flanked
by full size sash window dormers in steep mansard roof. Main
buildings with central staircase projection with 3 lancet
windows and steep pointed roof behind which a bell tower with
spire. To either side, tall chimney-stacks and pots.
Diagonally from this feature, wings with projecting 2-window,
pedimented bays. Main range of windows with enriched surrounds
and pierced decorative grilles to aprons. Wings terminate with
a bay of balconies to each floor and 3-window rectangular
towers, with dormers corbelled at the angles, and surmounted
by pointed roofs with rectangular, louvred features. Main
cornice at attic level.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with parapet
wall behind area basement blocks.
HISTORICAL NOTE: important as the first reaction against
Florence Nightingale's long-pervasive pavilion planning, and
the first importation of American ideas on 'towers of healing'
for city sites.
(Survey of London: Vol. XXI, Tottenham Court Road and
Neighbourhood, St Pancras III: London: -1949: 85-6).
Listing NGR: TQ2947882220
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