Building    From 1912  To 1984

South London Hospital for Women

Categories: Architecture, Medicine

Hospital for women and children. Founded by surgeons Eleanor Davies-Colley and Maud Chadburn. Throughout its existence, it was staffed by women only. The original building was designed by Sir Edwin Cooper and was expanded over several decades. It was closed as being deemed uneconomic. In 1998, Tesco purchased the site and attempted to win permission to demolish the buildings, which was strongly contested by Lambeth Council and local pressure groups. As a compromise, the frontage was preserved and converted into flats with a supermarket hidden behind it. Unfortunately, English Heritage had refused to list the building and many fine interior features were destroyed.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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South London Hospital for Women

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South London Hospital for Women - Foundation Stone

The South London Hospital for Women (Incorporated) Founded A.D. 1912. This fo...

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South London Hospital for Women - Opening

The South London Hospital for Women (Incorporated). Founded A.D. 1912. This b...

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James Adam

James Adam

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1 memorial
Roz Flint

Roz Flint

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Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Raising the tower - Wandsworth All Saints

Raising the tower - Wandsworth All Saints

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1 memorial
John Barnett

John Barnett

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Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Bow Road Railway Station

Bow Road Railway Station

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Building, Architecture, Transport

1 memorial