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Former Hospice of Saint Julian, Sherborne

Description: Former Hospice of Saint Julian

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 103871

OS Grid Reference: ST6376016922
OS Grid Coordinates: 363760, 116922
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9506, -2.5173

Location: Higher Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3PT

Locality: Sherborne
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 3PT

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Listing Text

(North-East Side)
No 1
(Former Hospice of
Saint Julian)
(Formerly listed as
St Thomas-a-Becket Chapel,
Upper or Higher Cheap
ST 6316 1/69 28.11.50.
The Hospice, possibly named after the mystic, Saint Juliana of Norwich,
was given by Margaret Gough in 1437 towards the endowment of the present
almshouse of Saints John the Baptist aid Evangelist.
Present building of late medieval date, much altered.
Walls mostly coursed rubble. Stone slate roof. 2 storeys and attic. Gable
end facing street has projecting bay in centre. The lower storeys of this
are of ashlar and appear restored. Each has a 4-light stone mullioned
window with 4-centred heads to lights. Earlier 2-light window to attic.
The side walls are corbelled forward at 1st floor level so that recesses
are formed between them and the centre bay. Each recess has a single light
window with 4-centred head to 1st floor. Beam and ends of joists visible
at 1st floor level. Later door. On return wall facing North are two original
windows one having hood-mould with remains of corbel-head. External chimney.
Part to east behind George Hotel entry has later windows in east gable
end, an original mullioned window now blocked. Interior has moulded ceiling
beams, carved bosses and part of original roof. Scheduled Ancient Monument.
[See J Fowler, "Medieval Sherborne"].

Nos 1 to 15 (odd) form a group with the George Hotel in Higher Cheap Street.

Listing NGR: ST6376016922

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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