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Surrey Dispensary

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4979 / 51°29'52"N

Longitude: -0.0911 / 0°5'27"W

OS Eastings: 532605

OS Northings: 179384

OS Grid: TQ326793

Mapcode National: GBR RK.P7

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.CMQ3

Plus Code: 9C3XFWX5+4H

Entry Name: Surrey Dispensary

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385522

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470921

Location: Chaucer, Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Chaucer

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Southwark Holy Trinity and St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

Tagged with: Hospital Former hospital

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636-1/5/338 (North West side)
Surrey Dispensary


Dispensary. c1840. Stucco, scored to imitate banded
rustication and painted.
Single storey. Segmental-arched door to left with a narrow
round-arched light to the side; 3 round-arched windows to the
right, before rebated front wall, which angles back to form
join with No.42 Trinity Street (qv), and then 3 more
round-arched openings. Parapet over entrance with inscription
giving the date of the foundation of the Dispensary, in C20
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: founded in 1777, The Surrey Dispensary let
premises in Union Street in 1787. According to an 1840
prospectus its aims were 'visitations' to 'lying-in women',
the sick and injured. It was one of several such charities
operating in Victorian Southwark and is thought to be the
oldest in London.

Listing NGR: TQ3260579384

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