On the other side of Charterhouse Square (shown in yesterday's post) is the entrance to Suttons Hospital. From 1371 the site was the Monastery of monks from the area of Chartreuse in France until the order was dissolved by King Henry VIII
From the early 17th century it became a place where men from the professional classes could be cared for for the rest of their lives.
The building was damaged during the second world war but restored to its original state by 1951.
It continues to be the home for 80 men, most of whom have served in the armed forces.