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York (Unitary Authority)
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SE 60052 52049



SE6052SW MUSEUM STREET 1112-1/27/795 (North West side) 14/06/54 St Leonard's Hospital remains (Formerly Listed as: MUSEUM STREET Ruins of St Leonard's Hospital)


Ruined remains of chapel, infirmary and entrance passage of St Leonard's Hospital. c1240. Magnesian limestone. EXTERIOR: 2-storey 2-bay undercroft and chapel; 4x3-bay undercroft and 4-bay entrance passage beneath infirmary. Chapel front towards Library Square: 2-storey buttressed gable end on chamfered plinth. Right return has C20 battened panel door in chamfered doorway with 2-centred head and hoodmould on moulded imposts. Undercroft has splayed lancet windows on each side. Chapel gable end has triple lancet window beneath moulded hood originally on detached shafts of which moulded bases and capitals survive: windows on both returns have 2-centred heads, corbel stopped hoods and continuous sillstrings. In gable apex is cusped oculus in chevron moulded surround. INTERIOR: not accessible. Infirmary undercroft doorway to left of chapel similar to chapel doorway. Undercroft vaulted in chamfered ribs springing from octagonal piers with moulded bases and capitals or from moulded corbels. Windows at rear are rectangular with splayed surrounds on the outside, shouldered inside. Entrance passage arches at each end are semicircular: outer end to Museum Gardens is of 3 orders, the inner chamfered: right side dies into the wall, the left springs from chamfered respond with moulded impost. Inner end to Library Square is of 2 orders, both chamfered and springing from responds with moulded capitals and bases. Interior vaulted with chamfered ribs springing from moulded corbels. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 93).

Listing NGR: SE6005652059


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An Inventory of the City of York V Central, (1981), 93


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

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Date: 24 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03719/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Chris Broadribb. Source Historic England Archive
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