Building of the hospital

Old site c1767

A few months before the Hospital opened a report of the finances of the building work was made on the 9 April 1766 by the Trustees of Dr Addenbrooke’s Hospital: ‘having nearly competed all that they shall be able to do, towards carrying out the purposes of His will into execution, think it now proper to lay before the publick (sic), the following state of their affairs:

‘The purchase of the garden and of diverse tenements for the site of the Hospital amounted to £817 13s 3d

That there had been expended in the building and about the ground £3073 8s 4½d and in furniture £119 1s 5d.

That by the foregoing expenses, some great losses, taxes and lawcharges, their capital is now reduced to   £1804 16s 4d’.

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