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Almshouses and Chapel of St Mary Magdalene's Hospital, Glastonbury

Description: Almshouses and Chapel of St Mary Magdalene's Hospital

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 June 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 265986

OS Grid Reference: ST4988238661
OS Grid Coordinates: 349882, 138661
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1450, -2.7178

Location: Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9EL

Locality: Glastonbury
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA6 9EL

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There is also a scheduled monument, Part of the Hospital of St Mary Magdalene, Magdalene Street, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(West Side)
Almshouses and Chapel
of St Mary Magdalene's
Hospital (formerly listed
as St Mary's Almshouses)
ST 4938 7/81 21.6.50.
Founded before 1322 to house 10 poor men. The present buildings seem mostly late
medieval. The chapel, east wall and gable of hall with bell-cote, the west wall
and lower part of west gable survive. Originally the chapel opened out of the
east end of a great hall. The roof of this hall is thought to have been removed
after the Dissolution, and 2 rows of little houses were built facing a narrow central
passage. Only the north range survives with entrance from street through an arch
in east end. 5 houses in range. 2 storeys. Random rubble. Slate roof. Chimney-stack
at west end. 5 windows. Paired wood casements to left and paired mullioned windows
to right. 5 doorways (2 blocked) with arched heads. Plain wooden doors. The chapel
is basically Perp with a single lancet (blocked) in east wall. Slate roof, lowered
in pitch. Tiny 3-light windows under rectangular hoodmoulds. Small piscina and
boarded roof with paterae inside. Pointed west arch with double wooden doors.

Listing NGR: ST4987238660

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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