The Hoo

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The Hoo
The Hoo is located in Greater London
The Hoo
Location of The Hoo in Greater London
Location 17 Lyndhurst Gardens, Hampstead, North West London, England
Coordinates 51°33′7.62″N 0°10′19.47″W / 51.5521167°N 0.1720750°W / 51.5521167; -0.1720750Coordinates: 51°33′7.62″N 0°10′19.47″W / 51.5521167°N 0.1720750°W / 51.5521167; -0.1720750
Built 1888-90
Architect Horace Field
Architectural style(s) Queen Anne style
Governing body Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: 17 Lyndhurst Gardens
Designated 11 January 1998[1]
Reference no. 1113327

The Hoo is a large detached house in the Hampstead area of the London Borough of Camden, NW3. An early design in the Queen Anne style by the architect Horace Field, it was built from 1888-90, and altered in 1987-88.[2][3] It is a Grade II listed building.[1]

The English Heritage listing describes its style as an "Irregular composition in Domestic Revival style, much influenced by Norman Shaw".[1] The house faces south at a right angle to Lyndhurst Gardens. The eastern flank of the house has a tall chimney and a broad gable.[1] The house is built of red brick, with tile-hanging features on the upper storey. The casement windows are built partly of stone and timber, with leaded lights. The tiled roofs have overhanging eaves.[1] The interior retains many original features, with original panelling, plasterwork, door surrounds and fireplaces.[1] The original staircase has been retained, along with dados, and a built-in window seat with chests of draws.[1]

Field later designed several houses in nearby Lyndhurst Road, this time in a Neo-Georgian style.[2]

The house is now occupied by the Belsize, Gospel Oak and West Hampstead Community Health Teams, part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.[4] It is also the site of the archives of the Royal Free Hospital.[5] Fleet Counselling, who offer affordable one-on-one counselling services are also based in the building.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "17 Lyndhurst Gardens". English Heritage list. English Heritage. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bridget Cherry (11 March 1998). London: North. 4. YALE University Press. pp. 238–. ISBN 978-0-300-09653-8. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Alastair Service; John Brandon-Jones (1989). Victorian and Edwardian Hampstead. Historical Publications. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-948667-03-9. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Conatact Camden Community Mental Health Teams". London Borough of Camden. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Royal Free Publication Scheme 2013" (PDF). Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Fleet Counselling - About Us". Fleet Counselling. Retrieved 11 May 2013.