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The Royal Hospital Main Hospital Buildings Seven Three Storey Connected Blocks

A Grade I Listed Building in Royal Hospital, London

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Latitude: 51.4874 / 51°29'14"N

Longitude: -0.1582 / 0°9'29"W

OS Eastings: 527972

OS Northings: 178104

OS Grid: TQ279781

Mapcode National: GBR 8N.NZ

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.6WQ3

Entry Name: The Royal Hospital Main Hospital Buildings Seven Three Storey Connected Blocks

Listing Date: 15 April 1969

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226301

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423525

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3

County: London

District: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Royal Hospital

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Luke and Christ Church Chelsea

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2778 SE & TQ 2878 SW & TQ 2777 NE & TQ 2877 NW ROYAL HOSPITAL ROAD SW3
57/25 58/25 63/25 64/25
15.4.69 The Royal Hospital:
Main Elospital Buildings
Seven three-storey connected
blocks
GV
I

Founded by Charles II for old and disabled soldiers and built 1682-1702 to the designs
of Sir Christopher Wren. Later additions by Sir John Soane and others. The buildings
have sustained some war damage. The former burial ground to north-east contains a
number of Renaissance tombs. (R.C.H.M. and Survey of London, Vol XI). Main hospital
building of dark brick, with red brick dressings, stone quoins at angles, moulded
cornices, and slate roofs with dormers. Blocks disposed to form 3 courtyards open to
south-east, south-west and north-east respectively. Centre block with stone Roman
Doric pedimented portico front and back to vestibule between hall and chapel,
surmounted by cupola and one storey colonnade either side of portico on side facing
courtyard. North-east and south-west blocks also with stone pedimented central
features. Pavilion blocks with pedimented centres.


Listing NGR: TQ2797278104

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