New End

Finally: Persephone Books is dedicated to resuscitating forgotten women writers, but we also care deeply about forgotten buildings (hence The Sack of Bath and Bricks and Mortar). Twenty-five years ago the former New End Hospital in North London was saved after a long and exhausting battle. Sadly, security gates stop the passer-by from looking at the amazing buildings. But the circular ward block still exists (as flats) as does the boiler house chimney: both came close to demolition.  And the surrounding streetscape has not changed eg. the end of Streatley Place. More details about the hospital here.

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59 Lamb's Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NB