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Trinity Hospital

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clun, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4233 / 52°25'23"N

Longitude: -3.0263 / 3°1'34"W

OS Eastings: 330303

OS Northings: 281083

OS Grid: SO303810

Mapcode National: GBR B5.NFLY

Mapcode Global: VH769.HCG5

Entry Name: Trinity Hospital

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054455

English Heritage Legacy ID: 257248

Location: Clun, Shropshire, SY7

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Clun

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Clun

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 3081-3181 CLUN C.P. HOSPITAL LANE
(East side)

13/159 Trinity Hospital
1.12.51

GV II*

Almshouses. Founded in 1607 by Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, and
built in 1618 with alterations of 1857. Coursed limestone rubble with
sandstone ashlar and red brick dressings; machine-tile roof. Dwellings
and other rooms arranged around a square courtyard. One storey and
attic. 2 large brick multi-diamond-shafted ridge stacks to South
range, 3 integral lateral brick stacks to rear of both East and West ranges,
and 4 integral lateral brick stacks to rear of North range; verge
parapets. South (entrance) front: gables over ends and raised central
gable containing circa 1857 two-light attic casement with returned hood-
mould and large round-arched entrance with moulded jambs and imposts
and 2 large Cl7 boarded studded doors with strap hinges and knocker;
flanking circa 1857 gabled eaves-dormers with 2-light casements; 8-
window front; casements with chamfered stone mullions and surrounds.
Rear: central gable with 3-light attic casement and round-arched
entrance with chamfered jambs and imposts; Cl7 timber framed eaves-
dormer to left with 3-light casement and jettied gable with curved V-
struts. One- and 2-light casements onto courtyard with chamfered stone
mullions and surrounds; mainly C20 glazed and half-glazed doors with
pilastered surrounds and bracketed hoods. North range: South front:
central boarded square cupola with clock to South and pyramidal plain
tile cap with globe finial and weathervane. 8-window front; central
passageway, studded boarded door with strap hinges. North front: 8
windows with cavetto-moulded brick mullions and surrounds (see also
West front). Central round archway with chamfered jambs and old
studded boarded door with strap hinges. Interior: square-panelled
timber framed cross walls; chamfered and stopped beams (also within
archways); former communal dining hall to right at front containing
some C19 hospital furniture and an example of the former hospital
uniform; former warden's house (adjoining main entrance) is reputed
to have a small Cl7 staircase with open strings, turned balusters
and moulded handrail (Cf. 1967 provisional list); an example of a
Cl9 hospital bed survives abandoned at rear of the building at time
of resurvey (October 1984). The full name of these 6 almshouses is
The Hospital of the Holy and Undivided Trinity. A well-preserved
example of courtyard-plan almshouses.


Listing NGR: SO3030381083

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