The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4

Allen, Thomas

1827

Green Coat Hospital, or School.

This charitable foundation was founded by several inhabitants of the city of in the year . Their intention was to establish an hospital in this city similar to the excellent institution of , London: to accomplish this, application was made to Charles I., who by his letters patent of the , in the year of his reign, constituted certain inhabitants of the city of a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of

The governors of the hospital of

St. Margaret's

,

Westminster

, of the foundation of king Charles.

They were to consist of governors. inhabitants of this city, to have perpetual succession, with a right of electing governors, for supplying vacancies; and to purchase lands, tenements, &c. in mortmain, to the value of per annum. The king also endowed the hospital with the sum of per annum, which is paid out of the treasury.

This noble design was much retarded, and indeed almost frustrated, by the rebellion of the Puritans against the crown and constitution.

The charitable donations of Charles II., however, and of some others, raised the estate to about ; but even this is much reduced by fines paid to the dean and chapter of (it being chiefly church-lands) on the renewal of the leases. Casual donations, however, serve to preserve the income of the hospital, so that it is able to maintain a respectable character among the numerous

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charitable institutions of the metropolis. The school is solely for the use of the children of parents belonging to the parish of .

This hospital was rebuilt at the charge of Dr. Busby and Charles Twitty, esq. Mr. Cross and Mr. Green gave towards the building . The duchess of Somerset gave to this hospital per annum, for ever. Mr. Emery Hill, bequeathed in , , and per annum. Hugh Squire gave . Since which time there have been a few ether donations and bequests.

Near this school is another respectable foundation of a similar nature. It is called

 
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 Dedication
CHAPTER I: Site, local divisions, and government of the City of Westminster; history of the Abbey; Coronation Ceremonies; and lists of the Abbots and Deans
CHAPTER II: Westminster Abbey, and Description of the Tombs and Monuments
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of St. Margaret's Parish
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of St. John's Parish, Westminster
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, Westminster
CHAPTER VI: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. James, Westminster
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Anne, Westminster
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Mary-le-strand
CHAPTER X: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. Clement Danes
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of the parish of st. George, Hanover Square
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of the Precinct of the Savoy
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of the Inns of Court
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of the Precincts of the Charter-house and Ely Place, and the Liberty of the Rolls
 CHAPTER XV: Historical Notices of the Borough of Southwark
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Olave, Southwark
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of the parish of St. John, Southwark
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Thomas, Southwark
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. George's, Southwark
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of St. Saviour's Parish
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of the parist of Christ-church in the County of Surrey
 CHAPTER XXII: A List of the Principal Books, &c that have been published in Illustration of the Antiquities, History, Topography, and other subjects treated of in this Work
 Addenda et Corrigienda
 Postscript