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Medical Centre (Building 24), Hounslow Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Hounslow West, Hounslow

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Latitude: 51.4679 / 51°28'4"N

Longitude: -0.3872 / 0°23'13"W

OS Eastings: 512124

OS Northings: 175556

OS Grid: TQ121755

Mapcode National: GBR 4N.92H

Mapcode Global: VHFTL.7CNK

Plus Code: 9C3XFJ97+54

Entry Name: Medical Centre (Building 24), Hounslow Barracks

Listing Date: 8 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375627

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469601

Location: Hounslow, London, TW4

County: Hounslow

Electoral Ward/Division: Hounslow West

Built-Up Area: Hounslow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Paul and The Good Shepherd, Hounslow

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

(North side)
Medical Centre (Building 24),
Hounslow Barracks (formerly
Known as Hounslow Cavalry
Barracks Hospital


Regimental hospital. c1862, designed by Captain Douglas Galton, RE. Cream-coloured terracotta blocks with red brick dressings and ashlar plat band, brick lateral stacks and slate hipped roof.
PLAN: In-line ,pavilion plan of wards flanking a central administrative block with detached kitchen and stores.
EXTERIOR: single storey; 1:7:7:7:1-window range. Symmetrical range has red brick quoins and dressings to the openings, and boxed eaves, projecting 2 storey adniinistrative block with plat band, recessed 3-window centre with an arcade of central doorways with radial fanlights and double doors, narrow windows to parapet ted corner blocks, 12/12-pane ground-floor sashes to inner sides, fronts of projecting blocks have 6/6-pane sashes and paired first-floor plate-glass sashes; central gable dormers to each side flanked by lateral stacks. Single-storey wards each side have flat-headed 6/6-pane sashes. Projecting end pavilions have triple round-arched windows to front and rear, and similar windows either side of end recessed doorways.
INTERIOR: has former ward rooms either end with a central dogleg stair , encased c 1930, and mid C20 partitions.
HISTORY: Galton was one of the main hospital reformers, an associate of Florence Nightingale and responsible for the highly influential Herbert Hospital (1865). He circulated model pavilion plan hospitals for barracks through the Royal Engineers. Hounslow was based on the 60-bed in-line hospital. It is possibly the earliest example of the pavilion principle in the country, and a little altered building within its original barracks layout.
(The Builder: London: 1862-: 6 DECEMBER, 872-4; PRO, WORK 43/48; Hospitals and Asylums of England, 1660-1948: Katherine Morrison: The Hospitals of the Armed Forces: Draft: 1994-).

Listing NGR: TQ1212475556

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