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Description: Burghley Almshouses
Lord Burghley's Hospital
Date Listed: 22 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 193715
OS Grid Reference: TF0302406903
OS Grid Coordinates: 503024, 306903
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6501, -0.4786
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1671 ST MARTIN'S
(Lord Burghley's Hospital)
TF 0306 1/237 22.5.54.
Founded 1597 on the site of the mediaeval hospital of St John, Baptist and St Thomas,
Martyr, Remains of ex situ C12 Norman arch of backwater and flat butress on
East corner of river front. Small Norman capital re-set in street wall of East
range. 2 storeys in stone. North elevation is to river, with buttresses to left,
below tall stone chimneys. Between each is a small stone-capped gable, containing
a rectangular window with one stone mullion. South elevation forms 3 sides of
a small garden, divided from road by a stone wall. 3 similar gables and ground
floor windows with one stone mullion, and moulded cornices all somewhat restored,
West elevation has a similar type of building without gables, and the extension
eastward is of slightly later date, a plain stone building forming a small ground
floor hall with lofts etc over, The gatehouse consists of 2 of the almshouses
flanking a passage entrance, Door to street is of plain treatment.
Nos 39 to 43 (consec), Garden Wall to No 43, No 44, Wall to No 44, Nos 45 to 70
consec), Garden Wall to Nos 68 and 69 with Burghley Almqhouses form a group.
Listing NGR: TF0309306749
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Source: English Heritage
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