Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- East Cowes -
- Frank James Memorial Hospital -

Location

Adelaide Grove, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Description

The Hospital was built as a Memorial to Frank James, a mariner killed by an elephant in Africa in 1899.
It was endowed by his brothers as a home for seamen.
Latterly it was used as a cottage hospital for the local people of East Cowes, within the NHS.
It has been up for sale since 2004 - possible developments include residential use.
Hospital

East Cowes : Frank James Hospital
 
Inscription

poem appears above main entrance


YE WHO IN THESE WALLS DO MEET
PRAY YOU FIND A SAFE RETREAT
THO YE FOUGHT WIND AND TIDE
HERE IN PORT MAY YE ABIDE TILL
THAT DAY YOUR VOYAGE BE
WHITHER IS NOR STORM OR SEA



 

East Cowes : Frank James Hospital
 


 
 

 
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