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Greater London Authority
Camden (London Borough)
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National Grid Reference:
TQ 30375 82032



TQ3082SW QUEEN SQUARE 798-1/95/1742 (North East side) 09/12/97 National Hospital for Neurology


Hospital. 1883-5. By MP Manning and J Simpson. Red Suffolk brick with Doulton's terracotta cornices and string courses; tiled roof. Single rectangular block, originally fronted earlier building which no longer survives. PLAN: symmetrical composition around central block: projecting blocks with recessed link to flanking pavilions. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attic and basement. 22 bays altogether. Venetian windows and carved brick in pavilion gable ends; triangular pediments on second floor. Tall, narrow round-headed windows with hoods above and pediments on second floor. Tall, narrow round-headed windows with hoods above and aprons below on the first floor. Rusticated brickwork on ground storey. Handsome terracotta entrance porch with voussoirs. Recessed terracotta balustraded loggias to link blocks, in French Renaissance style. Ornate blind aedicules on north pavilion flank wall. INTERIOR: entrance foyer, offices, board room and chapel on ground floor; wards above. Doric screen between foyer and main staircase compartment. Staircase rises to first floor against rear wall, dominated by large Venetian window with stained glass. Chapel to right of entrance, rectangular in plan, lit by octagonal dome with coloured glass border. Green marble Corinthian columns and pilasters. Plain frieze with dentilled cornice. Coved ceiling. Stained glass window behind altar dates from 1885. Board room to right of entrance also, fronting Queen Square, panelled and with fitted cupboards having leaded glazed fronts; elaborate wooden mantelpiece above faience surround fireplace inset with De Morgan tiles. HISTORICAL NOTE: the hospital was founded in 1860 by Louisa and Joanna Chandler for the care of the paralysed and epileptic. Money for this block was raised by HRH Duke of Albany and opened by his brother Edward, Prince of Wales, in 1884. (The Builder: 22 May 1880; The Builder: 7 July 1883; Building News: 27 June 1884; Building News: 3 July 1885; Holmes G: The National Hospital in Queen Square, 1860-1948: London: 1954-).

Listing NGR: TQ3037582032


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Books and journals
Holmes, G, The National Hospital in Queen Square 1860-1948, (1954)
'Building News' in 3 July, (1885)
'The Builder' in 7th July, (1883)
'Building News' in 27 June, (1884)
'The Builder' in 22nd May, (1880)


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: 12 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/14192/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Frances Ottaway. Source Historic England Archive
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