Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:


© Crown Copyright and database right 2021. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2021. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1256378.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 02-Dec-2021 at 21:26:52.


Statutory Address:

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

Maldon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:



TL80NW SPITAL ROAD 574-1/1/209 (South East side) 02/10/51 St Giles' Hospital, remains


Leper hospital chapel, now in ruins. Late C12 with C13 and later alterations. Septaria and flint rubble with Roman-brick bonding courses and dressings, repaired in C16 and later red brick; limestone ashlar dressings. PLAN: remains of cruciform eastern arm, standing to probable original eaves level in most places. Standing remains constitute the north wall of the chancel; east and west walls of the north transept with short returns to north incorporating the springers of the north windows; and the east, west and south walls of the south transept. The foundations of an apse excavated c1920 are marked out within the space of the crossing. EXTERIOR: Chancel: north wall has string course with half-roll, with a return to the former east wall. In the lower wall are the remains of an irregular relieving arch in Roman brick; of uncertain purpose. North transept: angle roll moulding to both angles of the crossing with eroded scallop capital to west, surmounted by remains of reset moulded capital. East wall has remains of a wide Roman brick round arch to a former chapel, now blocked in C18 red brick with a timber doorway. North wall retains the outer splayed ashlar jambs and springs of two round-arched windows. Small ashlar quoins to north-west external angle, both sides repaired in C18/C19 red brick. West wall has round-headed slit windows with deep internal splay and ashlar rere-arch. South jamb and springer of round arch doorway in Roman brick. The north jamb rebuilt in C18 brick, with segmental-pointed chamfered stone rere-arch. External face retains the lower section of ashlar door jambs of probably early C14 date with a deep hollow between wave mouldings. South transept: one course of ashlar with angle roll is all that remains of the south-east angle of the crossing. East wall retains wide Roman-brick archway to former chapel, now blocked in rubble with external C18 pilaster buttress. South wall has pair of large buttresses in Roman brick with offset in ashlar and upper weathering in C18 red brick. Otherwise south wall completely reconstructed in C13, survives to full gable height. Triple group of stepped lancets with continuous external chamfer and quoined ashlar jambs. Deep internal splay

and ashlar rere-arch, all in decaying condition. Stub of west wall retains south jamb and springing of a Roman-brick doorway. HISTORY: The Inquisition of 1402 stated that the Hospital of St Giles was founded by one of the Kings of England for the maintenance of a chaplain to celebrate divine service daily, and of the leper burgesses of the town. In 1164 the Pipe Roll 10, Henry II, records the first annual payment to the infirm of Maldon. It was probably actually founded by Mantell, the Lord of the Manor, as a dependence of the Augustinian Bicknacre Priory. It was granted to Beeleigh Abbey in 1481. After the Dissolution the Chapel was used as a barn and was still roofed in 1921. (RCHME: Essex: 1921-: 177-8).

Listing NGR: TL8433306485


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


Books and journals
An Inventory of Essex Central and South West, (1921), 177-8


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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 01 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/08444/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Martin. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].