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Hospital of St Cross and Almshouses of Noble Poverty, Winchester

Description: Hospital of St Cross and Almshouses of Noble Poverty

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 March 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 144751

OS Grid Reference: SU4760727750
OS Grid Coordinates: 447607, 127750
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0471, -1.3222

Location: Back Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9HX

Locality: Winchester
Local Authority: Winchester City Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SO23 9HX

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Listing Text

869/10/197 ST CROSS ROAD
24-MAR-50 (East side)
Hospital of St Cross and Almshouses of
Noble Poverty

(Formerly listed as:
Hospital of St Cross Hospital Chapel,
Under St Cross)
(Formerly listed as:
Hospital and Chapel of St John)


Founded 1136 by Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester. Church Transitional Norman C 12 - and C 13. Cruciform with massive central Tower. The buildings apart from the Church were enlarged during the Bishopric of Cardinal Beaufort early C15 and are principally of this period. Buildings entered from small court through Entrance Gate (C 14 - 15 detail), but with stone. HC 1675, to main quadrangle, with range of fourteen 2-storey almshouses with one tall shafted chimney to each house. The Hall with graceful 2-light windows adjoins on the West side the Main Gate Tower, which has a range of buildings over a cloister on the East side linking the Tower with the Church. One of the most beautiful groups of buildings in the country. The church was restored by Butterfield in 1864-5. Varying dates and rebuildings.
The buildings of the Hospital of St Cross form a group.
SOURCE: Buildings of England,pp.706-713.

Listing NGR: SU4782729152

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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