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Elizabeth Newton Wing (Former Annexe for Idiot Children) Springfield Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Wandsworth, Wandsworth

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Latitude: 51.4358 / 51°26'8"N

Longitude: -0.1699 / 0°10'11"W

OS Eastings: 527305

OS Northings: 172338

OS Grid: TQ273723

Mapcode National: GBR D8.9TS

Mapcode Global: VHGRC.05JP

Plus Code: 9C3XCRPJ+72

Entry Name: Elizabeth Newton Wing (Former Annexe for Idiot Children) Springfield Hospital

Listing Date: 29 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375289

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466176

Location: Wandsworth Common, Wandsworth, London, SW17

County: Wandsworth

Electoral Ward/Division: Tooting

Built-Up Area: Wandsworth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Tooting St Augustine

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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1207/16/10075 Elizabeth Newton Wing
(former Annexe for Idiot Children), Springfield Hospital


Former Annexe for Idiot Children at Springfield Hospital (qv). 1895 by Rowland Plumbe. Red brick with stone dressings. Slated roofs with tall brick chimney stacks; central tower roof gabled with a cupola. Small echelon-type plan with 4 ward wings. Elizabethan style to match the main hospital. Mostly 2 stories. Central range with 3-storey battlemented tower, 2-window bays and a canted bay window. All windows are transom and mullion, most with small panes. Diagonally-set echelon pavilions have battlemented stair tower on the inner angles and similar but wider day-room towers with canted bay windows at the distal ends.
INTERIOR: has a central dining hall with arch-braced timber roof and central clerestory.
HISTORY: this is a unique incidence of an idiots' annexe within a lunatic asylum and reflects the concern of the Medical Superintendent, Hugh Gardner-Hill to separate the mentally handicapped from the mentally ill. The plan, too, is very unusual for this type of building.

Listing NGR: TQ2730572338

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