TQ2685 : Mount Vernon

taken 13 years ago, near to Hampstead, Camden, Great Britain

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Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon
The North London (later Mount Vernon) Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest was founded in 1860 in Fitzroy Square (St. Pancras), but moved to an old house at Mount Vernon, Hampstead, in 1864, keeping an out-patients' clinic at no. 41 Fitzroy Square. Apart from two private beds, the hospital took only patients who could not pay for treatment. From 1898 it received grants from the later King Edward's Fund. A building, designed by T. Roger Smith in 17th-century French Renaissance style, was built at Mount Vernon; the western block with 34 beds was started in 1880 and the central block was opened in 1893, making a total of 80 beds, but only 60 were in use in 1898 owing to lack of funds. A temporary extension was built in 1900 and the eastern block was completed in 1903, making a total of 140 beds. Mount Vernon House was leased as a nurses' home. In 1904 a new Mount Vernon hospital was opened at Northwood, where by 1913 it was decided to concentrate its work. The Hampstead building was taken over by the Medical Research Council - From: 'Hampstead: Public Services', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9: Hampstead, Paddington (1989), pp. 138-145. URL: LinkExternal link Date accessed: 24 January 2009 - [added by MQ] and was occupied by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control until it moved out of London in the late 1980s and the building was converted into flats.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 December, 2008   (more nearby)
Saturday, 24 January, 2009
Flats   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 262 859 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.4770N 0:10.8056W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 263 858
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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