The french hospital was founded in 1718 in finsbury on behalf of poor french protestants and their descendants residing in great britain in the 1860s it moved into the spectacular purpose built hospital designed by robert lewis roumieu in victoria park hackney and then in the 1940s moved out of london to comptons lea horsham west sussex. Marking the founding bequest in 1708 of la providence the french hospital for the huguenot community in england this book charts its history and collections synopsis may belong to another edition of this title. The french hospital in england its huguenot history and collections by tessa murdoch and randolph vigne the french hospital known by generations of residents as la providence was founded in london in 1718 as a charity offering sanctuary to refugee french huguenots escaping persecution in france. The french hospital in england its huguenot history and collections huguenots wikipedia the huguenot cross is the distinctive emblem of the huguenots. This history marks the tercentenary of jacques de gastignys founding bequest for la providence the french hospital for the huguenot community in england its survival and continuing existence today bears witness to the tenacity of the community of huguenot refugees and their descendants
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