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St Charles' Hospital Nurses' Home

A Grade II Listed Building in Dalgarno, Kensington and Chelsea

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Latitude: 51.5218 / 51°31'18"N

Longitude: -0.217 / 0°13'1"W

OS Eastings: 523798

OS Northings: 181824

OS Grid: TQ237818

Mapcode National: GBR BD.XMM

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.604Q

Plus Code: 9C3XGQCM+P5

Entry Name: St Charles' Hospital Nurses' Home

Listing Date: 10 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265144

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425889

Location: Dalgarno, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W10

County: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Dalgarno

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Michaell and All Angels Ladbroke Grove

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2381 NE

St Charles' Hospital Nurses' Home


Nurses' home. 1881 by Henry Saxon Snell, assisted by his sons, for the St Marylebone Board of Poor Law
Guardians. Stock brick with minimal stone dressings to lintels, sills and gables, slate roofs and brick stacks
set regularly to rear of spinal ridge. The main building a symmetrical composition facing the entrance to
the hospital (q.v) with recessed four-bay, two-storey centre either side of its own entrance flanked by
three-bay projecting staircase towers of three storeys with attic gables, and six-bay three-storey ranges
ending in single-bay four-storey towers with dormers mirroring the ventilating louvres of the hospital
opposite. Secondary range at right-angles to east of three storeys terminating in gable with finial cross.
Similar crosses to other gables also.
The projecting ranges treated with chequerwork brick in second-floor bands, and decoratively-cut
arched lintels over windows in upper storeys, whereas those only on ground and second floors of longer,
recessed ranges have this treatment, and then only in flatter, simplified form. All windows have their
original glazing bar sashes.
Included as the oldest surviving nurses' home established by the Nightingale Fund for the training of
nurses in Poor Law hospitals. It forms a strong composition with the main hospital opposite.

Listing NGR: TQ2376981897

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

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