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

Allen, Thomas

1827

The Grey Coat Hospital.These appellations are given on accounty of the colour of the coats worn by the boys of the respective schools.

This school is at the west end of , and the south end of Stretton Ground.

The trustees of this school were incorporated by letters patent, dated , by the name of the

Governors of the Great Coat Hospital in Tothill-fields, of the Royal Foundation of Queen Anne.

The school itself was instituted in the year , as a charity school for the education of poor children.

In the year , the present school house was erected, or occupied for this purpose. The children at present are nearly in number, boys and girls. It, however, is not so flourishing as it is known to have been.

In , a mathematical school was erected on this foundation, and a proper master retained to instruct the boys in navigation, and to fit them for the sea-service. Several of them have since done honour to their profession, and obtained rank in the navy.

Since the foundation of this school in , there have been apprenticed from this school, nearly children; and these have all been not only instructed, but clothed and maintained. They are carefully educated in the principles of religion, according to the doctrines and forms of the Church of England; and are publicly examined upon the Church Catechism or Liturgy, every Sunday evening, at o'clock.

The qualification of admission are , that their parents shall have settled in the parish of , , full years last past, and is a real object of charity; dly, Every child to be full years old, and under ; dly, Candidates must be free from lameness, and all infectious disorders; and, thly, Every child to bring with it the usual apparel on its admittance; and the parents then agree, that the governors shall have the entire disposing of the child when fit to go apprentice, either at land or sea, as they shall think fit.

The yearly expenses of this most excellent charity amount to

220

upwards of Besides the endowment, the finances are assisted by contributions at sermons, voluntary benefactions, and legacies.

The neighbourhood of Tothill-fields has long abounded with charitable institutions; of the most extensive is

 
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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