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Hospital of St Cross and Almshouses of Noble Poverty

A Grade I Listed Building in Winchester, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0471 / 51°2'49"N

Longitude: -1.3222 / 1°19'20"W

OS Eastings: 447607

OS Northings: 127750

OS Grid: SU476277

Mapcode National: GBR 867.8JX

Mapcode Global: FRA 863C.4NW

Entry Name: Hospital of St Cross and Almshouses of Noble Poverty

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Last Amended: 10 October 2001

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1095374

English Heritage Legacy ID: 144751

Location: Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

County: Hampshire

District: Winchester

Town: Winchester

Electoral Ward/Division: St Michael

Built-Up Area: Winchester

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

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Listing Text


ST CROSS ROAD (East side), Hospital of St Cross and Almshouses of Noble Poverty

(Formerly listed as: ST CROSS ROAD Hospital of St Cross Hospital Chapel, Under St Cross) (Previously listed as: ST CROSS ROAD Hospital and Chapel of St John)




Founded 1136 by Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester. Church Transitional Norman C12 and C13. Cruciform with massive central Tower. The buildings apart from the Church were enlarged during the Bishopric of Cardinal Beaufort early C15 and are principally of this period. Buildings entered from small court through Entrance Gate (C14 -15 detail), but with stone. HC 1675, to main quadrangle, with range of fourteen 2-storey almshouses with one tall shafted chimney to each house. The Hall with graceful 2-light windows adjoins on the West side the Main Gate Tower, which has a range of buildings over a cloister on the East side linking the Tower with the Church. One of the most beautiful groups of buildings in the country. The church was restored by Butterfield in 1864-5. Varying dates and rebuildings.
The buildings of the Hospital of St Cross form a group.

Listing NGR: SU4782729152

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