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Former Circular Ward for St Giles Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4756 / 51°28'32"N

Longitude: -0.0835 / 0°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 533192

OS Northings: 176921

OS Grid: TQ331769

Mapcode National: GBR TT.D6

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.H5PN

Entry Name: Former Circular Ward for St Giles Hospital

Listing Date: 30 December 1986

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471000

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

TQ3376 HAVIL STREET
636-1/11/422 (West side)
30/12/86 No.7
Former circular ward for St Giles'
Hospital
(Formerly Listed as:
HAVIL STREET
No.7
Circular Ward at St Giles Hospital)

II

Hospital ward. 1888. By Robert P Whellock. For St Giles'
Hospital. Dark red brick with stone dressings; tiled steeply
pitched roof. Circular plan with polygonal extension to west
and smaller north projection.
4 identical storeys, basement and attic with gabled dormers
above brick cornice. Round-headed windows to basement;
small-paned casements with fixed overlights and stone lintels
to upper floors, square-headed except those at 3rd floor
beneath gables, which are round-headed with keystones.
Pilasters between windows rising from ground to 3rd-floor
sills. Iron balconies on all floors to south-west.
Ventilation shaft runs full height of building, emerging above
roofline as central octagonal chimney stack with gablets
below. Each floor designed as an open ward arranged radially
around outer wall. North and west extensions designed for
lifts, nurses' accommodation etc., and some isolation wards at
attic level. Basement originally a fuel store for central
furnace.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Designed as one of 2 identical towers, the second never built.
Of historic interest as early and rare example of circular
hospital ward.


Listing NGR: TQ3319276921

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

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