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St Dorothys Convent

A Grade II Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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Latitude: 51.5576 / 51°33'27"N

Longitude: -0.1822 / 0°10'55"W

OS Eastings: 526115

OS Northings: 185867

OS Grid: TQ261858

Mapcode National: GBR D0.DRX

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.S3KS

Entry Name: St Dorothys Convent

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113077

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477427

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/26/528 (West side)
11/08/50 No.99
St Dorothy's Convent
(Formerly Listed as:
Frognal House)


Detached house, now a convent finishing school. c1740, partly
refaced late C19; late C20 alterations. Brown brick with red
brick dressings, moulded brick plinth and pilasters supporting
a cornice at 2nd floor level.
3 storeys and basement. Single window entrance front and 3
window return to garden. C20 entrance with canopy. Gauged red
brick segmental arches to flush framed sashes with exposed
boxing. 1st floor sash above entrance, round-arched with a
cast-iron guard. Garden front with central full height canted
bay, ground and 1st floor windows altered to French windows,
1st floor with early C19 cast-iron balconies. Parapet with C20
plain cast-iron balustrade. INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: following the Crimean War the house became
the Sailors' Orphan Girls' Home and was the home of General de
Gaulle and family in 1940-2. Converted to a finishing school

Listing NGR: TQ2611585867

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

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