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Ford's Hospital, Coventry

Description: Ford's Hospital

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 218487

OS Grid Reference: SP3339978822
OS Grid Coordinates: 433399, 278822
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4064, -1.5105

Location: Greyfriars Lane, Coventry CV1 2GY

Locality: Coventry
County: Coventry
Country: England
Postcode: CV1 2GY

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Listing Text

Ford's Hospital
SP 3378 NW 10/27 5.2.55.


Early C16. Also known as Greyfriar's Hospital. Endowed 1509 by will of William
Ford. Additional endowment 1517 by William Pisford. Date 1529 on wall refers to
appointment of feofees and possibly to additional building between courtyard and
Timber frame with 1st floor oversailing. Badly damaged in air raid of November
1940 but rebuilt with original timbers 1951-3; altered by additional windows and
stone walling to street.
Much carving to timber framework, including miniature buttresses to close studding
with bases and pinnacles. 4 centred arched doorways with carved spandrels. Oak
seats in courtyard corners. Rainwater heads 1784. VCH, VIII, pp.136-7.

Listing NGR: SP3339978822

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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