About this image
This is a view of Wilmot's Hospital, also known as Black's Hospital or Black's Almshouses. It was founded by the Wilmot's in 1638, paid for out of their rents in Denby. It consisted of ten houses for the deserving poor. Residents wore black gowns, faced with red, and red caps. They also received 18d per week. This view was taken from Simpson's History.
Exact location unknown.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.