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Original Workhouse Block at Former New End Hospital and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Hampstead Town, London

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Latitude: 51.5586 / 51°33'30"N

Longitude: -0.1772 / 0°10'37"W

OS Eastings: 526458

OS Northings: 185985

OS Grid: TQ264859

Mapcode National: GBR D0.G0J

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.W350

Entry Name: Original Workhouse Block at Former New End Hospital and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 18 March 1988

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113159

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477583

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Hampstead Town

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Christ Church Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/26/1191 Original Workhouse Block at former
18/03/88 New End Hospital and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
Original 14 bay block of New End


Hampstead parish workhouse, later hospital. 1849. Designed by
HE Kendall Jnr. Converted for residential use 1996-98, John
Thompson Associates, architects. Brick with stucco dressings
and quoins.
3 storeys with projecting 2 storey end pavilions. Symmetrical
composition of 14 main bays. Central 4 bays project; central
round-arched entrance with keystone and pilasters supporting a
cornice, which continues across the front of the buildings,
and scroll pediment. Segmental headed sashes with stucco hoods
and keystones. Projecting cornice with paired brackets;
central bays with pediment containing an oculus with stucco
scroll design surround. End pavilions with groups of 3 similar
windows at 1st floor level, the centre window taller and
surmounted by a ball. Open pediments. Rear elevation, in
similar style, of interest.
INTERIOR: plain.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings to areas.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the workhouse was turned over wholly to
hospital use in 1915 and, until its closure in 1987 was used
as a general, and finally as a geriatric, hospital. The former
workhouse block forms a notable group with the New End
Hospital Circular Ward & attached Water Tower (qv), the
Boilerhouse Chimney (qv) and the Infirmary Block (qv), which
together demonstrate the history of Poor Law provision for the
sick and elderly through the nineteenth century.

Listing NGR: TQ2645885984

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

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