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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: ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL AND ATTACHED DRINKING FOUNTAIN

List entry Number: 1277491

Location

ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL AND ATTACHED DRINKING FOUNTAIN, HYDE PARK CORNER SW1
ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL, GROSVENOR CRESCENT SW1
ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL, HYDE PARK CORNER SW1

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCity of WestminsterLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Jan-1970

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Jul-1991

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 406666

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History

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Details

In the entry for:- TQ 2879 NW Hyde Park Corner, SW1 88/16 St George's Hospital II* The address and description shall be amended to read:- Hyde Park Corner, SW1 St George's Hospital and attached Drinking fountain. Purpose built hospital, begun 1827. William Wilkins. Painted stucco; slate low pitched roof to parapet. Symmetrical block facing east with return to north and south. Three storeys with attic added in 1859. 13 bays wide, including double centre bay. Podium. Basement with chanelled rustication. projecting pedimented central portico of three bays with square doric antae to entrance below. Pair of bays to each end of block advanced, with applied doric pilasters. Dentil cornice above second floor and subsidiary cornice to attic. Frieze of portico with rosettes and words "St George's Hospital". Square headed windows with architraves, corniced to ground and first floor; second floor windows with flanking pilasters (a modification of 1859). Small paned sash windows retaining glazing bars. Return elevation also of interest. Facing Knightsbridge a C20 gateway in portland stone by C Holden, with bronze bust of John Hunter by Alfred Gilbert. Attached drinking fountain on Knightsbridge facade. Inscribed "MDCCCLX" (1860) on the frieze. Erected by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle trough Association. Fluted shell basin of carved stone on a rough stone base flanked by stepped plinths surmounted by acanthus leaf consoles carrying a frieze and cornice with scrolled pediment and central finial. One of the earliest drinking fountains erected by the Association, a hospital being seen as an appropriate location. Founded in 1859 The Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association (Cattle Trough added 1867) provided free fresh water to many humans and beasts at a time when ale and spirits were easier to obtain than water and most supplies contaminated. The Christian association of water with purity of spirit led evangelical Victorians to become patrons of the Association which provided a catalogue of functional designs but some wealthy patrons used their own. London Vol I. Pevsner. country life November 11th 1976, p1354-6. ---------------------------------------------------

TQ 2879 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER HYDE PARK CORNER, SW1 88/16 14.1.70 St George's Hospital GV II* Purpose built hospital, begun 1827. William Wilkins. Painted stucco; slate low pitched roof to parapet. Symmetrical block facing east with return to north and south. Three storeys with attic added in 1859. 13 bays wide, including double centre bay. Podium. Basement with chanelled rustication. Projecting pedimented central portico of three bays with square Doric antae to entrance below. Pair of bays to each end of block advanced, with applied Doric pilasters. Dentil cornice above second floor and subsidiary cornice to attic. Frieze of portico with rosettes and words "St George's Hospital". Square headed windows with architraves, corniced to ground and first floor; second floor windows with flanking pilasters (a modification of 1859). Small paned sash windows retaining glazing bars. Return elevations also of interest. Facing Knightsbridge a C20 gateway in Portland stone by C Holden, with bronze bust of John Hunter by Alfred Gilbert. London Vol I. Pevsner. Country Life November llth 1976, p1354 - 6.

Listing NGR: TQ2829779779

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster, (1973)
'Country Life' in 11 November, (1976), 1354-6

National Grid Reference: TQ 28314 79787

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