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Description: The Coventry Hospital (Almshouses), South and Central Blocks Only
Date Listed: 20 September 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 147362
OS Grid Reference: SO9031663305
OS Grid Coordinates: 390316, 263305
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2678, -2.1433
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1. THE HOLLOWAY
The Coventry Hospital
(Almshouses), South and
Central blocks only
SO 9063 2/47
Said to have been founded as a result of a race between Henry Coventry and Sir
John Pakington of Westood. Built before 1686. Originally consisted of a north
and south wing linked by a central block containing the Master's house. South
wing simple 2 storey range of colour-washed brick with old tile. Central block
3 windows wide projects slightly and is crowned by a small pediment. North wing
demolished and rebuilt 1934. In a large room at the back of the hospital is
a portrait of Coventry winning horse. A plaque on the centre block reads "Founded
by The Right Honourable Henry Coventry, son of the Right Honourable Thomas,
Lord Coventry, Keeper of the Great Seal of England in the Reign of King Charles I".
Listing NGR: SO9031663305
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Source: English Heritage
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