An architectural exploration of the 1883 hospital.
The Rebirth of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital 1874-1883
How did the new Norfolk and Norwich Hospital of 1883 come to look the way it did? Funded by popular support from the community and by some massive individual donations, what ideas does the building’s form represent? How did personalities, committees and specialist advisers influence design proposals. and how was the balance achieved that resulted in the thoroughly modern mid-sized hospital – one that reflect new ideals in both ward planning and in architectural style?