Description: St Michaels Cottages and Chapel
Date Listed: 5 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 332672
OS Grid Reference: SE2680182016
OS Grid Coordinates: 426801, 482016
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2332, -1.5903
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WELL CHURCH STREET
SE 28 SE
5/41 St Michaels Cottages and
Chapel (formerly listed as
Saint Michaels Hospital
4 almshouses and chapel. 1758. Coursed squared stone, ashlar dressings,
Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 12 bays with 2-bay chapel to left. Each
almshouse of 3 bays with symmetrical facade, a central board door in
surround with chamfered jambs, all windows 2-light with ovolo moulded
mullions and plain stone surrounds. To each side of central 2 bays on the
first floor are coat of arms, of the Nevill and Cecill of Burghley,
families. Water pump attached to centre, with datestone above. Chapel has
central moulded pointed-arched doorway with moulded imposts and board door.
It is flanked by 2-light mullion windows with round heads to each light.
Stone coping to either ends. 4 ridge stacks and end stack to right.
History: the mullions, the chapel doorway and the chapel windows are of
reused medieval and C16 stone. The Hospital Almshouses founded in 1342 were
in Well Hall before 1758. VCH Vol I p357-361.
Listing NGR: SE2680282022
Source: English Heritage
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