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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: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL GENERAL BLOCK ONLY AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1113059

Location

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL GENERAL BLOCK ONLY AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, GOWER STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCamdenLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1974

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 477409

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ2982SW GOWER STREET 798-1/93/615 (West side) 12/03/74 University College Hospital General Block only and attached railings

GV II

Hospital block. 1897-1906. By Alfred and Paul Waterhouse. Red brick with terracotta horizontal bands and dressings. Steeply pitched slated roofs with dormers. Cross-shaped plan set diagonally to Gower Street. EXTERIOR: 4 main storeys, attics and basements. Central entrance lodge; 3 bays, 2 storeys and attic with terracotta bands and rounded angles. Round-arched ground floor openings. Central entrance flanked by columns supporting an entablature with parapet and ball finials. Segmental arched 1st floor sashes separated by pilasters supporting a projecting dentil cornice and pediment over the central bays. Pediment flanked by full size sash window dormers in steep mansard roof. Main buildings with central staircase projection with 3 lancet windows and steep pointed roof behind which a bell tower with spire. To either side, tall chimney-stacks and pots. Diagonally from this feature, wings with projecting 2-window, pedimented bays. Main range of windows with enriched surrounds and pierced decorative grilles to aprons. Wings terminate with a bay of balconies to each floor and 3-window rectangular towers, with dormers corbelled at the angles, and surmounted by pointed roofs with rectangular, louvred features. Main cornice at attic level. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with parapet wall behind area basement blocks. HISTORICAL NOTE: important as the first reaction against Florence Nightingale's long-pervasive pavilion planning, and the first importation of American ideas on 'towers of healing' for city sites. (Survey of London: Vol. XXI, Tottenham Court Road and Neighbourhood, St Pancras III: London: -1949: 85-6).





Listing NGR: TQ2947882220

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: Survey of London - Tottenham Court Road and Neighbourhood St Pancras Part 3: Volume 21 - Date: 1949 - Journal Title: Survey of London - Page References: 85-6

National Grid Reference: TQ 29478 82220

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