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FRIERN HOSPITAL

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FRIERN HOSPITAL

List entry Number: 1078848

Location

FRIERN HOSPITAL, FRIERN BARNET ROAD N11

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Barnet

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Sep-1982

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 198883

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. 5004 FRIERN BARNET ROAD Friern Barnet N11

Friern Hospital TQ 29 SE 6/21 17.9.82 II

2. S W Daukes of Cheltenham Foundation Stone laid 8 May 1849. Opened July 1851. Originally known as the Colney Hatch Asylum it was renamed in 1937. The complex is dominated by a central block with 2 towers and an octagonal dome, flanked by long wings. The whole front is 1,881 ft in length in a plain Italianite style, yellow brick with stone dressings. Built as the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum but known better as Colney Hatch. The direct successor of Bethlehem Hospital in Lambeth and of some historic interest in the more humane treatment of the insane 'kept without shackle or even strait-waistcoat' (Thorne). Only the main part is of interest.

Listing NGR: TQ2838092086

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National Grid Reference: TQ 28380 92086

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