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National Hospital for Neurology

A Grade II Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, Camden

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Latitude: 51.5222 / 51°31'19"N

Longitude: -0.1222 / 0°7'19"W

OS Eastings: 530375

OS Northings: 182032

OS Grid: TQ303820

Mapcode National: GBR J8.QJ

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.TZRZ

Plus Code: 9C3XGVCH+V4

Entry Name: National Hospital for Neurology

Listing Date: 9 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245487

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477828

Location: Holborn and Covent Garden, Camden, London, WC1N

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George Queen Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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09/12/97 National Hospital for Neurology


Hospital. 1883-5. By MP Manning and J Simpson. Red Suffolk
brick with Doulton's terracotta cornices and string courses;
tiled roof. Single rectangular block, originally fronted
earlier building which no longer survives.
PLAN: symmetrical composition around central block: projecting
blocks with recessed link to flanking pavilions.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attic and basement. 22 bays
altogether. Venetian windows and carved brick in pavilion
gable ends; triangular pediments on second floor. Tall, narrow
round-headed windows with hoods above and pediments on second
floor. Tall, narrow round-headed windows with hoods above and
aprons below on the first floor. Rusticated brickwork on
ground storey. Handsome terracotta entrance porch with
voussoirs. Recessed terracotta balustraded loggias to link
blocks, in French Renaissance style. Ornate blind aedicules on
north pavilion flank wall.
INTERIOR: entrance foyer, offices, board room and chapel on
ground floor; wards above. Doric screen between foyer and main
staircase compartment. Staircase rises to first floor against
rear wall, dominated by large Venetian window with stained
glass. Chapel to right of entrance, rectangular in plan, lit
by octagonal dome with coloured glass border. Green marble
Corinthian columns and pilasters. Plain frieze with dentilled
cornice. Coved ceiling. Stained glass window behind altar
dates from 1885. Board room to right of entrance also,
fronting Queen Square, panelled and with fitted cupboards
having leaded glazed fronts; elaborate wooden mantelpiece
above faience surround fireplace inset with De Morgan tiles.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the hospital was founded in 1860 by Louisa
and Joanna Chandler for the care of the paralysed and
epileptic. Money for this block was raised by HRH Duke of
Albany and opened by his brother Edward, Prince of Wales, in
(The Builder: 22 May 1880; The Builder: 7 July 1883; Building
News: 27 June 1884; Building News: 3 July 1885; Holmes G: The
National Hospital in Queen Square, 1860-1948: London: 1954-).

Listing NGR: TQ3037582032

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