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Maudsley Hospital Administration Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4687 / 51°28'7"N

Longitude: -0.0914 / 0°5'29"W

OS Eastings: 532663

OS Northings: 176145

OS Grid: TQ326761

Mapcode National: GBR RW.MN

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.CBJX

Entry Name: Maudsley Hospital Administration Block

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385464

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470862

Location: Southwark, London, SE5

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Brunswick Park

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Camberwell St Giles with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3276 DENMARK HILL
636-1/11/280 (East side)
Maudsley Hospital, Administration
Block

GV II

Psychiatric hospital. Planned and designed between 1911, when
the site was acquired, to 1923. Laid out by William Charles
Clifford Smith, the engineer for the Asylums Board of the LCC.
Smith was assisted by LC Gregory, who had consulted with Henry
Maudsley, the noted pioneer of psychiatric hospitals, and
Frederick Mott, who was appointed pathologist to the Asylums
Board in 1895.
MATERIALS: red Southwater brick in Flemish bond with Portland
stone dressings. Hipped roofs of slate.
PLAN: 23-window range, organised on a pavilioned plan with end
and centre units. Main entrance in centre unit. 2 storeys over
basement. 3-window range to all projecting pavilions.
Main entrance of Portland stone, flat-arched with projecting
cornice and architrave, flat-arched window to either side with
similar surrounds having, in addition, a large rectangular
block between lintel and cornice, perhaps originally intended
for sculpture. Windows above are segmental-arched with eared
and shouldered architraves. This centre treated as a 'distyle
in antis' portico of the Tuscan order; in parapet above are
cut the words "The Maudsley Hospital".
All ground-floor windows in intermediate range flat-arched
with flush stone surrounds and pediments consisting of raking
cornice to centre lights only. The projecting end bays have
segmental-arched windows on ground floor, with eared and
shouldered architrave and keyed lintel; flat-arched windows
above with similar surrounds; flush stone corner quoins.
Remaining windows have plain stone lintels.
End pavilions terminate in pediments pierced by one oval light
each, the lights ornamented with palm fronds in stone.
High-hipped roof above entrance range has a flat-arched
dormer, a later insertion, and above a cupola, square in plan
with rebated corners, and a pediment similar to those on the
ground-floor windows to each face. Second entrance to
right-hand end pavilion, set in architrave with projecting
cornice.
Fielded and corniced stacks to left return only and on 4th
window range; ridge stacks on line with ends of centre
pavilion.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Late C20 annexes to left and right returns and rear and
attached railings enclosing a shallow porch to either side of
entrance are not of interest and are not included.
The hospital was the first and most influential example of its
type and thus has great historical interest.

Listing NGR: TQ3266376145

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

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