Between April 1917 and January 1919, the Stamford Military Hospital provided a Sanctuary from the Trenches for soldiers injured during the First World War. As a reflection upon the 282 soldiers that passed through the hospital during this period, the structure comprises 282 individually cast concrete cubes.

Save for one nameless soldier, each cube features a soldier admission number. These records were sourced from a log book kept by the sister in charge of the hospital, Sister Catherine Bennett. The unknown soldier’s cube has been included nonetheless, but remains blank.




12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 28th 2015

12 Responses to “The Stamford Military Hospital”

  1. Andrew says:

    282 seems rather a small number of patients in the time stated.

  2. james higham says:

    It looks so tranquil, one would not want to go back.

  3. Ayush says:

    some great views you have shown us CP

  4. Steve Hayes says:

    Are they memorials to the dead, or were some of themk not only admitted, but also discharged as fit for civilian life?

  5. Astrid says:

    What a great thought and I love all the different views you showed.

  6. Stamford? He he… I also went to Stamford this weekend.
    Used Peterborough as a transport hub to see other villages around the city.
    Have you been to Stamford? It’s such a lovely town!