Building    From 22/3/1596 

Hospital of the Holy Trinity

Categories: Medicine

Erected by Archbishop John Whitgift, after he had petitioned and received permission from Queen Elizabeth I to establish a hospital and school in Croydon. The premises provided accommodation for between 28 and 40 people, and included a nearby schoolhouse and schoolmaster's house. In 1923 the almshouses were threatened with destruction by various reconstruction plans and road-widening schemes, but were saved by intervention of the House of Lords. On 22nd of March each year, the laying of the foundation stone is commemorated as Founder's Day.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Hospital of the Holy Trinity

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Hospital of the Holy Trinity

{Beneath the arms of Archbishop Whitgift:} The Hospital of the Holy Trinity f...

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St Benedict's Hospital

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Sir Frederick Treves

Sir Frederick Treves

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Boo Armstrong

Boo Armstrong

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Erasmus Wilson F.R.S

Erasmus Wilson F.R.S

Surgeon, dermatologist and philanthropist.  Born Marylebone High Street. Died at home in Kent.

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Dr. James Cope

Dr. James Cope

Medical adviser to City Companies, with an interest in history, particularly John Wilkes. Cope promoted the erection of the statue.

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