Built 1935-38 designed by Lubetkin and the Tecton Architectural Practice.
Partly restored mid 1990s, but still looks dilapidated, especially round the back.
Evidently still in use as a medical centre. While I drew the picture, ambulances arrived and departed, carrying elderly and disabled patients. A mother and child looked at my drawing. The mother encouraged the child to see how slowly I was drawing.
Posting this in 2019, after I went to the Wellcome Collection “Living Buildings” exhibition, and learned how carefully this health centre had been thought about. There was a mural inside, which was destroyed in the Second World War.
This is my first sketch at The Charterhouse, as a guest of the Preacher, Reverend Robin Isherwood.
The building on the right is the Great Hall, Tudor, around 1600. Beyond it is a Barbican tower, 1970s.
The small dome is the roof of the Chapel of The Charterhouse, 17th Century, by Francis Carter. According to Pevsner*, Francis Carter had “previously worked at Trinity College Cambridge, and from 1614 was chief clerk of the King’s Works under Inigo Jones.”
*The Buildings of England, LONDON 4: NORTH, Bridget Cherry and Nicolas Pevsner, page 619