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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1375289
English Heritage Legacy ID: 466176
Location: Wandsworth Common, Wandsworth, London, SW17
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
TQ 2727 GLENBURNIE ROAD, SW17
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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