HOSPITAL OF SAINTS JOHN THE BAPTIST AND JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1110827

Date first listed: 28-Nov-1950

Statutory Address: HOSPITAL OF SAINTS JOHN THE BAPTIST AND JOHN THE EVANGELIST, ABBEY CLOSE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: HOSPITAL OF SAINTS JOHN THE BAPTIST AND JOHN THE EVANGELIST, ABBEY CLOSE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Sherborne

National Grid Reference: ST 63769 16404

Summary

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History

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Details

ABBEY CLOSE 1. 1625 Hospital of Saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist ST 6316 1/2 28.11.50. I GV 2. Founded 1437 for 12 poor men and 4 poor women. Building completed 1448. This appears to have been L-shaped, the main range having a frontage to Trendle Street. The East wing, providing additional accommodation, new Board Room with oriel window, and Cloister was built in 1866 according to a design by William Slater on ground presented the previous year. The East end of the Trendle Street range contains the Chapel with Perpendicular windows to South and East the former containing C15 glass. A stone arch and carved oak screen separate the chapel from the ante-chapel. The alter- piece is a triptych in oils on oak panel and is of very great interest, being C15 and probably Flemish. The western part of the range is 2-storey, containing Ante-chapel and Dining Hall below and Dormitories and the old Board-Room above. The open timber roof is visible in the upper rooms. Trendle Street front has entrance to Ante-Chapel (original main entrance) with pointed arch and carved spandrels. This is flanked by niches with ogee heads and crockets. All the listed buildings in Abbey Close form a group with the east end of No 1 Finger Lane. Also forms a group with Premises occupied by Mr Hunt, Digby Estate Nos 170 and 171 and Cottages known as Nos 4 and 2 Trendle Street and with the former Church House and Public Weighbridge House, Half Moon Street.

Listing NGR: ST6377316420

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 103816

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