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Friern Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnet, London

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078848

English Heritage Legacy ID: 198883

Location: Barnet, London, N11

County: London

District: Barnet

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

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Listing Text

Friern Barnet N11

Friern Hospital
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

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

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