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Latitude: 51.145 / 51°8'42"N
Longitude: -2.7178 / 2°43'4"W
OS Eastings: 349882
OS Northings: 138662
OS Grid: ST498386
Mapcode National: GBR MK.838G
Mapcode Global: VH8B3.VH12
Entry Name: Almshouses and Chapel of St Mary Magdalene's Hospital
Listing Date: 21 June 1950
Last Amended: 15 March 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1057909
English Heritage Legacy ID: 265986
Location: Glastonbury, Mendip, Somerset, BA6
Civil Parish: Glastonbury
Built-Up Area: Glastonbury
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Almshouses and Chapel
of St Mary Magdalene's
Hospital (formerly listed
as St Mary's Almshouses)
ST 4938 7/81 21.6.50.
Founded before 1322 to house 10 poor men. The present buildings seem mostly late
medieval. The chapel, east wall and gable of hall with bell-cote, the west wall
and lower part of west gable survive. Originally the chapel opened out of the
east end of a great hall. The roof of this hall is thought to have been removed
after the Dissolution, and 2 rows of little houses were built facing a narrow central
passage. Only the north range survives with entrance from street through an arch
in east end. 5 houses in range. 2 storeys. Random rubble. Slate roof. Chimney-stack
at west end. 5 windows. Paired wood casements to left and paired mullioned windows
to right. 5 doorways (2 blocked) with arched heads. Plain wooden doors. The chapel
is basically Perp with a single lancet (blocked) in east wall. Slate roof, lowered
in pitch. Tiny 3-light windows under rectangular hoodmoulds. Small piscina and
boarded roof with paterae inside. Pointed west arch with double wooden doors.
Listing NGR: ST4987238660
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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