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

Greater London Authority
Ealing (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 14628 79877


UXBRIDGE ROAD 1. 5010 HANWELL TQ 18 SW 1/1 TQ 17 NW 4/1 St Bernard's Hospital II 2. Lunatic Asylum. 1829 by William Alderson. Additions and alterations of 1854 and 1857, the latter by John Harris,and further later C19 alterations.Yellow brick. Low slate roof to parapet. Basic 'U' shaped plan with octagonal pavilions to centre and ends,and wings extending to east and west from outer octagons. Northern ballroom extension from central octagon of 1854. South extension from central octagon of 1857 for kitchens, dining facilities, etc. Late C19 blocks attached as appendages to central and outer courtyards,of no interest. 2 storeys, attic and basement. Round headed windows to ground and first floors in round headed gauged brick reveals, mostly retaining original iron glazing bars with circular rotating opening lights. Stone band between ground and first floor and thicker stone band above first floor. Attic storey of 1857 with square headed architraved windows,many retaining original cast iron glazing bars with sliding opening lights. Stone cornice and parapet to attic. Octagons crowned with arcaded drums. Of historic interest for its innovations in psychiatric care, including a form of occupational therapy and the large scale abolition of mechanical restraints, under Superintendants Sir William Ellis and Dr John Conolly. Those parts of the hospital dating from after the 1850s are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: TQ1462879877


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

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Date: 07 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00952/17
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