By Nigel Goose
In accordance with fundamental assets and interviews with present citizens and up to date trustees, this good researched heritage strains the expansion and growth of Doughty’s health center, an almshouse in Norwich, England, whereas reading many of the philanthropic projects and social rules in Britain as an entire. From the hospital’s beginning on the bequest of the departed William Doughty in 1687 to its current , this list considers key facets of the hospital’s improvement, together with its citizens, employees, monetary administration, and ideas and rules. With chapters at the 18th, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, this account makes a useful contribution to the historical past of social welfare.
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23–4. , pp. 25–6. , pp. 29–32. Medieval and early modern Norwich Norwich had emerged as an important textile town in the fourteenth century, and worsted weaving stood at the top of the city’s leading trades in 1525. 71 But this was by no means the only trade in the city. 74 Wealth and poverty grew side by side in early modern Norwich. Although trade in the city was increasing, Norwich – like other substantial towns – also experienced large-scale poverty in this period. In 1570 Norwich Corporation conducted a census of the poor in order to estimate the scale of the problem.
213 53 White, White’s Norfolk directory, p. 131. 54 The hospital was able to accommodate up to forty patients, most of whom were private cases who paid four shillings per week for their care. 57 Whatever the success rate, the institution provided far more humane care of those suffering from mental weakness or instability than had previously been available. By the late eighteenth century it was increasingly clear that a medical hospital was needed in Norwich. The Bishop of Norwich, Thomas Hayter, wrote to local surgeon Benjamin Gooch in 1758 with the idea for a city and county hospital, but Hayter was translated to London in 1761 and the plans for the institution fell through.
557; C. Mackie, Norfolk annals. A chronological record of remakable events in the nineteenth century, 2 vols (Norwich Chronicle Office: Norwich, 1901),Vol. 1, p. 361. 21 Hooper, Norwich charities, pp. 118–23. 22 NRO, Case 16a/26, MF 630/1, 31 May 1701. 23 NRO, Case 20f/14, William Doughty’s Will, 25 April 1687. 24 NRO, Case 16a/26, MF 630/1, 31 October 1702. , 31 October 1702. , 29 March 1704. 27 In 1707 it emerged that one of the original executors of Doughty’s estate, Robert Doughty, had used his position to admit his son, and on his son’s death his daughter, to copyhold lands at Calthorpe without paying the requisite fines to the hospital.
A History of Doughty's Hospital, Norwich, 1687-2009 by Nigel Goose