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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: THE ROYAL HOSPITAL MAIN HOSPITAL BUILDINGS SEVEN THREE STOREY CONNECTED BLOCKS

List entry Number: 1226301

Location

THE ROYAL HOSPITAL MAIN HOSPITAL BUILDINGS SEVEN THREE STOREY CONNECTED BLOCKS, ROYAL HOSPITAL ROAD SW3

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityKensington and ChelseaLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1969

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 423525

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Summary of Building

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History

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Details

TQ 2778 SE & TQ 2878 SW & TQ 2777 NE & TQ 2877 NW ROYAL HOSPITAL ROAD SW3 57/25 58/25 63/25 64/25 15.4.69 The Royal Hospital: Main Elospital Buildings Seven three-storey connected blocks GV I

Founded by Charles II for old and disabled soldiers and built 1682-1702 to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren. Later additions by Sir John Soane and others. The buildings have sustained some war damage. The former burial ground to north-east contains a number of Renaissance tombs. (R.C.H.M. and Survey of London, Vol XI). Main hospital building of dark brick, with red brick dressings, stone quoins at angles, moulded cornices, and slate roofs with dormers. Blocks disposed to form 3 courtyards open to south-east, south-west and north-east respectively. Centre block with stone Roman Doric pedimented portico front and back to vestibule between hall and chapel, surmounted by cupola and one storey colonnade either side of portico on side facing courtyard. North-east and south-west blocks also with stone pedimented central features. Pavilion blocks with pedimented centres.

Listing NGR: TQ2797278104

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in The Parish of Chelsea Part 2: Volume 4, (1913)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

National Grid Reference: TQ 27972 78104

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