Sir Benjamin Stone, 'Pensioners of the "Coningsby Hospital". Hereford. Commonly known as the Red Coat Hospital

Sir Benjamin Stone, 'Pensioners of the "Coningsby Hospital". Hereford. Commonly known as the Red Coat Hospital

Sir Benjamin Stone
'Pensioners of the "Coningsby Hospital". Hereford. Commonly known as the Red Coat Hospital, the coats being of bright scarlet colour. 1904'
Hereford, Herefordshire, England
1904
Platinum print
Museum no. E.2433-2000

The almshouses were founded by Sir Thomas Coningsby in 1614 as a refuge for retired soldiers and sailors.