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Description: The Eleanor Bowes Hospital
Date Listed: 1 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 322855
OS Grid Reference: NZ1757401284
OS Grid Coordinates: 417574, 501284
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4067, -1.7308
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1. ANCHORAGE HILL
1549 (East Side)
(The Eleanor Bowes
NZ 1701 SE 4/10 1.8.52.
Founded in 1607 by Eleanor Bowes as an almshouse for three widows. Small
one-storey rectangular building in uncoursed rubble incorporating the
remains of the C12 chapel to St Edmund the King. C12 ashlar buttresses
divide the North and South walls into three bays. The South side has
one C17 doorway and one modern. C19 windows. East face has C14 traceried
two-light window (blocked) and a deep stringcourse with circular medallions.
West wall rebuilt in 1607. Shaped foot-stones to gable each bearing
a coat of arms, Bowes on the North and Musgrave on the South. The exterior
chimney stack has a panel, in a moulded frame, bearing the arms of Bowes
impaling Musgrave. The adjoining doorway in the yard wall has a flat
arch and moulded cornice. Interior:- West wall has early C17 fireplace
and above it is a modelled plaster frieze. East wall has a similar frieze
in two portions, each showing a coat of arms (charges are obliterated
but probably Bowes and Musgrave) supported by amorini.
Nos 1 to 7 (consec) and Rookery Neuk form a group
Listing NGR: NZ1757401284
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Source: English Heritage
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