Sexey's Hospital East Wing, Bruton, Somerset

Sexey's Hospital East Wing, Bruton, Somerset
Photograph taken 22 April 2003 © Mrs Sue Durant LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 261593

This building is the rebuilding of one part of an earlier hospital (almshouse). It was built in the early 1800s. In 1882 it was extended to add a training school for domestic servants. The original almshouse, to which it is attached, was founded in 1638. Hugh Sexey was an auditor to Queen Elizabeth I and James I. He left provision in his will for the establishment of a charitable institution at his birthplace of Bruton.

Location

Somerset Bruton

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

almshouse charity philanthropy welfare Medieval (1066 - 1484) Victorian (1837 - 1901)