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Arthur and Christopher Harston

The architectural partnership of Arthur and Christopher Harston was based in East India Dock Road, London. They undertook work for a number of the capital's poor law authorities, especially the Metropolitan Asylums Board for whom they effectively became "house architects". Their designs included:

MAB Joyce Green Hospital.
© Peter Higginbotham.


  • Ayers, Gwendoline, M. (1971) England's First State Hospitals and the Metropolitan Asylums Board (Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine, London).
  • Dickens, AM (1976) The Architect and the Workhouse, Architectural review, CLX, No. 958, 345-52.
  • Morrison, Kathryn The Workhouse, English Heritage, 1999.

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