Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, Putney
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, West Hill, Putney, SW15 3SW

Reinstatement of the Assembly Room stained glass windows

Reinstatement of the Assembly Room stained glass windows

The Royal Hospital of Neuro-disability began as the 'Hospital for Incurables' in 1843, founded by the philanthropist Rev Andrew Reed. Charles Dickens was an early supporter, and the design of the hospital's large airy wards were guided by Florence Nightingale. The Assembly Room at its centre has remained in use as the hospital's day room for 150 years. Originally it had handsome stained glass windows, but these were blown out in WWII and replaced with plain glass. The Heritage of London Trust is supporting a project to restore the stained glass windows using archive research. For more on this project see the hospital's fundraising webpage: https://www.rhn.org.uk/support-us/victorian-stained-glass-restoration/