Beau Site Convalescent Home

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Beau Site Convalescent Home
Postal CodeTN34 1LE
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Beau Site Convalescent Home was on the corner of White Rock Gardens and White Rock Road. This imposing building was built by the Brisco family around 1882. The building was given free of charge to the Governors of the Infirmary (situated below at White Rock) for use as a convalescent home.[1] Eliza Brisco and her two sisters founded a charity based in this building, named Beau Site Convalescent Home for the Deserving Poor, opening on the 21 July 1866[2]. The charity was described as being for "The deserving poor (male and female) of 16 years of age and upwards, recovering from non-infectious maladies, accidents, or other causes; patients are free of all charge, and an annual subscription of one guinea entitles the subscriber to send one patient for three weeks".[3]The building was still in use as a convalescent home until 1958 and still stands today, albeit named White Rock Mansion, a language school which includes accommodation for foreign students.[1]

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