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City Pest House

Picture source: 'People,Places and Plaques' an Islington Council booklet

City Pest House

Building  From 1594  To 1736

Categories: Medicine

From Islington:
The Pest House was built in 1594, in the fields where Bath Street is now situated. It served to isolate those suffering from such incurable or infectious diseases as leprosy and the plague, from the City of London. From 1693 to 1718 the Pest House was used for sick French Protestant refugees until the French Hospital was built on an adjacent site. It was demolished in 1736 after having been in a ruinous condition for many years.

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