Elizabeth Garrett Anderson 1836-1919 was born in a house formerly on this site. The first woman to be registered as a medical practitioner and surgeon. Founder of the first hospital for and staffed by women
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, LSA, MD (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917), was an English physician and feminist, the first Englishwoman to qualify as a physician and surgeon in Britain, the co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women, the first dean of a British medical school, the first female M.D. in France, the first woman in Britain to be elected to a school board and, as Mayor of Aldeburgh, the first female mayor and magistrate in Britain.