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Hulne Friary Infirmary, Denwick

Description: Hulne Friary Infirmary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236401

OS Grid Reference: NU1636515677
OS Grid Coordinates: 416365, 615677
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4347, -1.7429

Locality: Denwick
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 3HZ

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Listing Text

NU 11 NE
6/65 Hulne Friary:

Infirmary of Carmelite friary, now private house. Mid C13, altered in late
C18. Rubble with cut quoins and dressings; flat leaded roof to infirmary
hall, stone slates to chapel. Detached block within curtain wall, to south
of claustral buildings: Infirmary hall and narrower chancel-like chapel on
east. Blocked west window of 3 lancet lights under a pointed arch under
coped gable with C18 finial; C18 Gothick 4-centred doorways on north and
south, the latter with quatrefoil over, flanked by contemporary 2-light
windows with small-paned sashes. East gable stack with crenellated cap.
Chapel has similar 2-light windows in side walls and roof pent against end
of hall, although east gable stands; original east window of 2 lights with
quatrefoil in spandrel.

Unique survival of a Carmelite infirmary, following typical medieval hospital
plan (cf. St. Anne's Hospital in Ripon, and probably also St. Leonard's
Hospital near Alnwick).

C20 timber addition on south, linking infirmary with cottage against south
curtain, is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NU1636515677

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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