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Hospital of Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester

A Grade I Listed Building in Warwick, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2801 / 52°16'48"N

Longitude: -1.5907 / 1°35'26"W

OS Eastings: 428021

OS Northings: 264742

OS Grid: SP280647

Mapcode National: GBR 5MB.0NZ

Mapcode Global: VHBXH.CYXF

Entry Name: Hospital of Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1035441

English Heritage Legacy ID: 307506

Location: Warwick, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34

County: Warwickshire

District: Warwick

Civil Parish: Warwick

Built-Up Area: Warwick

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Warwick St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Hospital of
Robert Dudley,
Earl of
SP 2864 NW 1/290 10.1.53.

Built round a courtyard. South range with Guildhall circa 1483. East
range before 1400. North range with Master's House probably medieval,
much restored with some C16 partitions and south wall. West wing with
King James's Banqueting Hall, late medieval with modern facsimile west
wall, fine early open timber roof with tiebeams.
For full history see Transactions of Birtaimham Archaeological Society,
Vol LX, 1936.
Originally built by the Guild of St George and the Holy Trinity in C15,
and taken by Lord Leicester in 1571 for the purpose of forming a pensioners'
hospital. 2 storey plus attic. Heavy timber framing of various types,
in fair state of repair, much of which is original close set studding.
Extensive restoration in C18 and also about 1850, when timber framing was
uncovered by removal of plaster and two small flush gables were added to
the High Street elevation. Restored roof, mainly of old tiles. Internal
features of considerable interest include open quadrangle with covered
gallery, Guildhall (right hand side of main entrance), which was converted
to the Brethren's Quarters in C18.
VCH, viii, pp. 423-6.

Nos 54 and 56, and the Hospital of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in
High Street (North Side): Nos 1 and 1A Brook Street, and West Gate and
St James's Chapel, all form a group.

Listing NGR: SP2802164742

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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