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Parish History

The City of London Lying in Hospital, City Road, Finsbury had as part of this hospital a chapel attached, which was principally intended for the "wives of poor industrious Tradesmen or distressed House-keepers" and the wives of soldiers and sailors. City of London Lying In Hospital, City Road, Finsbury was founded in 1750 for married women only. It was later moved to Old Street in 1773 and was renamed the City of London Maternity Hospital in 1918. Its doors were closed in 1983.

London Metropolitan Archives. “Information Leaflet No 15, Records of Patients in London Hospitals.” (London: London Metropolitan Archives, 2000).[1]

In 1803 Mrs Anne Newby of the City of London Lying-in-Hospital received a medal of the Humane Society for her extraordinary success in recovering 500 babies, who at first were thought to be stillborn.


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  1. London Metropolitan Archives: Information Leaflet No. 15, Records of Patients in London Hospitals" (London: London Metropolitan Archives, 2000) See at:


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