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Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

Naval Surgeon’s Coat

Navy frock coat worn by Dr Simon Gage Britton, the surgeon was believed to be present at Lord Nelson’s deathbed and later became a physician at Barnstaple Infirmary.

Object details

Museum number: NDDMS 1991.813

Simple name: Frock Coat

Material: Wool

Date: 1830-50s

Collections: Social History

Location: On Display

North Devon in 100 Objects: Chosen by trustee Helen Blackman who was intrigued by the coat's amazing back story.