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The Horse Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Bloomsbury, Camden

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Latitude: 51.5228 / 51°31'21"N

Longitude: -0.1244 / 0°7'27"W

OS Eastings: 530222

OS Northings: 182095

OS Grid: TQ302820

Mapcode National: GBR J8.79

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.SZMJ

Plus Code: 9C3XGVFG+47

Entry Name: The Horse Hospital

Listing Date: 20 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487549

Location: Bloomsbury, Camden, London, WC1N

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury

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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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 02/08/2019


The Horse Hospital

(Formerly listed as The Horse Hospital, 2 HERBRAND STREET)
Former stables. c.1890. Yellow stock brick with red brick dressings, cast iron railings in front of ground floor windows, slate roof. Six window, two storey range to northern mews elevation with twin doors to east end; splayed north west corner; three storey return elevation to west with diapered brick ornament.

Ramped stairs of concrete leading down to sunken ground floor and up to first floor; unusual channelled concrete stable floors with stamped mark reading 'S. Ward & Co., George Street, London SW', carried on cast iron columns. Upper floor contains large former stable with open trussed roof carried on cast iron columns. Ancillary room with tongue and groove boarded panelling.

History: this site has had a long history of equestrian use since its initial construction by James Burton in 1794-97. It was occupied by veterinary surgeons and farriers before being used as a print shop until 1988.

The Horse Hospital is a rare survival of double-decker inner-city stables.

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