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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1204931



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Buckingham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Nov-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 377199

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SP6934 MARKET HILL 879-1/5/99 (South side) Christ's Hospital


Almshouses. Built 1897. Red brick in Flemish bond with some stone dressings, half-hipped slate roof with ornamental ridge tiles, and brick internal stacks. Small tenement block, with attached stair and balcony access to 1st floor. 2-storey, 3-window range. Plank doors with 2 panel mouldings and segmental-arched heads to far left, to left of centre and to right, to ground and 1st floors. Stair to far right has brick side wall to ground floor, York stone steps and open timber-framed 1st floor with round-headed arches between posts. Stair leads to continuous balcony along front of building on timber posts with wrought-iron balustrade. 2-storey bay window to left with tripartite sash window to ground and 1st floors and 2-storey double bay window to centre with similar sashes. Windows have flush York stone sills. Stack nearest centre of building is larger than the other and bears large memorial stone of limestone with shaped pediment inscribed Founded/ AD 1312. Main inscription reads: Refounded by /Queen Elizabeth/AD 1597/ Rebuilt/ in the 60th year/ of the reign of/ Queen Victoria/ AD 1897. The almshouses are believed to have been built on the site of the Hospital of St Lawrence, first mentioned in 1312. Christ's Hospital was founded by Queen Elizabeth I to house '36 maimed soldiers' from the Buckinghamshire area but by the C17 housed '7 ancient women'. At the time of its rebuilding it housed 6 unmarried women. It cost ยป843 7s 9d. (Sheahan JJ: The History and Topography of Buckinghamshire: London: 1862-: 240; Harrison JT: Historical Buckingham: Buckingham: 1909-: 34; Victoria County History: Buckinghamshire: London: 1925-: 488).

Listing NGR: SP6966634046

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Harrison, J T , Historical Buckingham, (1909), 34
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Buckingham, (1927), 488
Sheahan, J, History and Topography of Buckinghamshire, (1862), 240

National Grid Reference: SP 69666 34046


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