A History of Doughty's Hospital, Norwich, 1687-2009 by Nigel Goose

By Nigel Goose

According to fundamental assets and interviews with present citizens and up to date trustees, this good researched heritage lines the expansion and development of Doughty’s clinic, an almshouse in Norwich, England, whereas interpreting many of the philanthropic tasks and social guidelines in Britain as an entire. From the hospital’s origin on the bequest of the departed William Doughty in 1687 to its current , this checklist considers key features of the hospital’s improvement, together with its citizens, employees, monetary administration, and principles and laws. With chapters at the 18th, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, this account makes a priceless contribution to the historical past of social welfare.

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94 NRO, Case 16a/24, MF 629/2 Mayors Court Books 1666–77, 25 March 1677. 95 NRO, Case 20f/14, William Doughty’s Will, 25 April 1687. 1 This will, written in 1650, has much in common with that of the later benefactor of the same name, including an understated religious preamble which refers to his belief in ‘the resurrection and to be saved through the only merritts of Jesus Christ’, as well as a somewhat puritanical insistence that there should be no mourning clothes supplied to his children or to any others at his funeral, unless they should choose to pay the cost themselves, ‘nor any other vanity or vain expense’.

Dunn, ‘Trade’, in Rawcliffe and Wilson (eds), Medieval Norwich, ch. 9. 51 C. Harper-Bill and C. Rawcliffe, ‘The religious houses’, and D. King, ‘Glass-painting’, in Rawcliffe and Wilson (eds), Medieval Norwich, chs 4 and 5 respectively; J. , pp. 60–2. 52 Dunn, ‘Trade’, p. 220; Hatcher, ‘The great slump’. 53 The priory was constructed for the habitation of sixty Benedictine monks but records show that up to 250 people ate meals in the priory each day. 57 The Great Hospital of St Giles was founded in 1249, adjacent to the Cathedral Close, by Bishop Walter de Suffield.

142. , pp. 144–8; A. 1, p. 245. In and out of the fire: the achievement of financial stability output of the industry may have doubled during the course of the eighteenth century, and the third quarter of that century marked its zenith. 49 By 1801 the town’s population had declined a little, the 1801 census revealing approximately 38,500 inhabitants. Still a leading town, the tenth largest in England and Wales, it was starting to experience relative eclipse as the industrial towns and cities of the Midlands and the north expanded apace.

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