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Springfield Hospital (Main Building)

A Grade II Listed Building in Wandsworth Common, London

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Latitude: 51.4372 / 51°26'14"N

Longitude: -0.1727 / 0°10'21"W

OS Eastings: 527108

OS Northings: 172498

OS Grid: TQ271724

Mapcode National: GBR D8.94D

Mapcode Global: VHGRB.Y4KK

Entry Name: Springfield Hospital (Main Building)

Listing Date: 7 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065553

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206991

Location: Wandsworth, London, SW17

County: London

District: Wandsworth

Electoral Ward/Division: Wandsworth Common

Built-Up Area: Wandsworth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Wandsworth Common St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

Springfield Hospital:
(main building)
TQ 2772 16/3
Edward Lapidge. Built 1840 as the Surrey County Lunatic Asylum, with later
extensions, it is a grand symmetrical Tudor-style composition enclosing a large
courtyard. It is in red brick with some blue brick diapering, stone dressings and
slate roofs. It has a centre pavilion of 3-storeys and gables linked by 2-storey
flanking ranges to 3-storey embattled blocks. The long 2-storey wings at right-
angles have 3-storey embattled blocks at their centres and are stopped by 4-storey
embattled end-pavilions.
The centre pavilion is framed by advanced wings. A short flight of steps rises to
the entrance block which is 3 windows wide with windows of varying design. The
pointed-arch entrance is framed in a square head with label, the spandrels filled
with quatrefoils. A stone band with ribbon motif separates ground and first floors.
The second floor has the date 1840 in diaper. The gable carries a clock in a
lozenge plaque and rises to a tall finial with weather vane.
Each wing is 3 windows wide at the ground floor. The first and second floors are
united behind a single window 6 lancets high and 4 broad. A single light pierces
each gable.
The 4-storey end-pavilions each have advanced angle-bays and an advanced centre
with a plaque dated 1874.

Listing NGR: TQ2710872498

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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