The Small Pox Hospital Kings Cross 1800

Kings cross small pox hospital

I picked this up print (cut out of an 1880 paper) on Amazon.

'Year printed c1880. Antique wood engraved print. This print was published in c1880 but please note that it depicts an earlier scene dated 1800 and the printmaker may have drawn on an earlier original work.'

'Rocque’s map of London (1769) shows the new smallpox hospital at Battle Bridge, where King’s Cross Station now stands.' 

Small pox was a horrendous condition.   These links lead to interesting resources on the small pox hospital .

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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One Response to The Small Pox Hospital Kings Cross 1800

  1. Chris says:

    If anyone’s interested in seeing this hospital on the map:
    http://www.motco.com/map/81004/SeriesSearchPlatesFulla.asp?mode=query&artist=386&other=207&x=11&y=11

    Very interesting to see how the city has changed over time. This website gives access to several other maps for free: http://www.motco.com/map/

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