12. Lord Lister Hotel

1 Park Street, SG4 9AH

The Lord Lister Hotel, a Grade II listed building, is the site of Isaac Brown’s Academy where Joseph Lister began his schooling in 1840. Lister moved to Tottenham in 1841, but continued his association with Hitchin through family ties with fellow Quakers, the Lucas and Seebohm families. A display at the North Herts Museum includes some of his drawings, instruments and details of his education. As eminent surgeon Lord Lister (1827 – 1912) he pioneered the use of antiseptic surgery.

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