Exterior view of Lord Leicester's Hospital on the High Street in Warwick. The Hospital is formed of many timber-framed buildings clustered together. This view also shows the West Gate and St James' Chapel above to the left of frame.

Date:
1880 - 1905
Location:
Lord Leicester's Hospital, 60 High Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4BH
Reference:
OP10004
Type:
Photograph (Print)
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Description

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.

Content

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

Rights

Source: Historic England Archive

Keywords

Medieval Hospital