The Whitgift Hospital almshouses; 2009
 
 

The Whitgift Hospital almshouses; 2009

John Chase

© Museum of London

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The "Whitgift Hospital" almshouses in the centre of Croydon.
The Elizabethan Whitgift Almshouses, named the "Hospital of the Holy Trinity", have stood in the centre of Croydon since they were erected by Archbishop John Whitgift. He had petitioned for and had received permission from Queen Elizabeth I to establish a hospital and school in Croydon for the "poor, needy and impotent people" from the parishes of Croydon and Lambeth. The foundation stone was laid in 1596 and the building was completed in 1599.

 
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Date
2009 AD - 2009 AD
 
Image Number
006464
 
 

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