Esoteric London

No. 802: Old Brompton Road, SW5

Posted in Funereal, Hospitals by esotericlondon on March 26, 2013

Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road, London, SW10. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

Cruchley’s London in 1865: A Handbook for Strangers – 1865:

Charing Cross Hospital, Agar Street, West Strand, was established in 1818. The present building was erected in 1831. Its objects are, for the reception of the more helpless and destitute, and for the relief of the sick poor at their own homes. Since its foundation, 350,000 patients have been relieved, at an annual cost for the last ten year of £3000.

[ The photograph above shows the final resting place in Brompton Cemetery of the founder of Charing Cross Hospital, Benjamin Golding and his wife Sarah. When, in 1818, he opened his hospital just by the back door of the Haymarket Theatre in Suffolk Street, it was called The West London Infirmary and Dispensary and was the first hospital to have opened in the city for almost 80 years.

Two other posts on the blog concern Brompton Cemetery No. 96 which can be seen by clicking here and No. 583 which can be seen by clicking here.

The Friends of Brompton Cemetery website can be visited by clicking here. R.D.]

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  1. Jo Hall said, on May 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    It’s what the word virulent was made for. J x


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