The High Street facade of the many timber-framed buildings forming Lord Leicester's Hospital, with the West Gate and St James' Chapel above, to the left of frame

1885 - 1905
Lord Leicester's Hospital, 60 High Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4BH
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The hospital is not a medical establishment; the word 'hospital' is used with its original meaning, that of housing for the needy, infirm or aged. It was originally built by the Guild of St George in and the Holy Trinity in the fifteenth century. It was taken by Robert Dudley, Lord Leicester, in 1571 and converted into a pensioners' hospital. The West Gate is part of the medieval town defences and dates to the late-fourteenth century. It is built on the site of a town gate dating from at least 1129.

Archival History

Formerly held in the collection of the National Buildings Record, received on the 19th of October 1951.


This is part of the Series: RBO01/43 Early Photographic Print Collection: Warwickshire; within the Collection: RBO01 Early Photographic Print Collection


Source: Historic England Archive


Medieval Hospital