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Remains of Mediaeval St Annes Hospital, Ripon

Description: Remains of Mediaeval St Annes Hospital

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 May 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 330068

OS Grid Reference: SE3146271005
OS Grid Coordinates: 431462, 471005
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1339, -1.5200

Location: High Street Agnesgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1BS

Locality: Ripon
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 1BS

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There is also a scheduled monument, St Anne's Chapel, 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

1/6 (south side)
Remains of the
GV mediaeval St Anne's
(formerly listed as St
Anne's Hospital)


C14. Limestone. All that remains is the "chancel", which was the Hospital chapel;
the "nave" which housed the Hospital itself was pulled down in 1869. Roofless.
Chancel arch at west end. Two-light Decorated window at east end. Stone altar slab.
Piscina. Stoup.

History. The date of foundation is unknown, but the street (whose name is a
corruption of St Anne's Gate) was referred to as "Annesgate" in 1228. The earliest
reference to the Hospital itself is in 1438, but from the architectural evidence it is
clearly older. Traditionally founded by one of the Nevilles. Supported by alms
alone, at least until the earliest recorded endowment in 1680. Its early
administration is unknown, but from time immemorial it was administered by the Mayor
and Corporation, and used to house and support 8 poor widows.

Listing NGR: SE3146071009

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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