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The Coventry Hospital (Almshouses), South and Central Blocks Only

A Grade II Listed Building in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2678 / 52°16'4"N

Longitude: -2.1433 / 2°8'35"W

OS Eastings: 390316

OS Northings: 263305

OS Grid: SO903633

Mapcode National: GBR 1F8.YRB

Mapcode Global: VH92G.S8SB

Entry Name: The Coventry Hospital (Almshouses), South and Central Blocks Only

Listing Date: 20 September 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167950

English Heritage Legacy ID: 147362

Location: Droitwich Spa, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR9

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Droitwich Spa

Built-Up Area: Droitwich

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Droitwich Spa

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

The Coventry Hospital
(Almshouses), South and
Central blocks only
SO 9063 2/47


Said to have been founded as a result of a race between Henry Coventry and Sir
John Pakington of Westood. Built before 1686. Originally consisted of a north
and south wing linked by a central block containing the Master's house. South
wing simple 2 storey range of colour-washed brick with old tile. Central block
3 windows wide projects slightly and is crowned by a small pediment. North wing
demolished and rebuilt 1934. In a large room at the back of the hospital is
a portrait of Coventry winning horse. A plaque on the centre block reads "Founded
by The Right Honourable Henry Coventry, son of the Right Honourable Thomas,
Lord Coventry, Keeper of the Great Seal of England in the Reign of King Charles I".

Listing NGR: SO9031663305

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