Sir Christopher Wren's original design for the Royal Hospital Chelsea was for it to house 412 veterans and their officers around Figure Court (now the centre quadrangle).

Whilst the buildings were in construction it was realised that the space would be insufficient and Wren added two further quadrangles to his design - now called Light Horse and College Court.

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