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The Eleanor Bowes Hospital

A Grade II* Listed Building in Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4067 / 54°24'24"N

Longitude: -1.7308 / 1°43'50"W

OS Eastings: 417574

OS Northings: 501284

OS Grid: NZ175012

Mapcode National: GBR JKCH.32

Mapcode Global: WHC6D.DH2L

Entry Name: The Eleanor Bowes Hospital

Listing Date: 1 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289900

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322855

Location: Richmond, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Richmond

Built-Up Area: Richmond

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Richmond with Holy Trinity with Hudswell

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

1549 (East Side)
No 7
(The Eleanor Bowes
NZ 1701 SE 4/10 1.8.52.


Founded in 1607 by Eleanor Bowes as an almshouse for three widows. Small
one-storey rectangular building in uncoursed rubble incorporating the
remains of the C12 chapel to St Edmund the King. C12 ashlar buttresses
divide the North and South walls into three bays. The South side has
one C17 doorway and one modern. C19 windows. East face has C14 traceried
two-light window (blocked) and a deep stringcourse with circular medallions.
West wall rebuilt in 1607. Shaped foot-stones to gable each bearing
a coat of arms, Bowes on the North and Musgrave on the South. The exterior
chimney stack has a panel, in a moulded frame, bearing the arms of Bowes
impaling Musgrave. The adjoining doorway in the yard wall has a flat
arch and moulded cornice. Interior:- West wall has early C17 fireplace
and above it is a modelled plaster frieze. East wall has a similar frieze
in two portions, each showing a coat of arms (charges are obliterated
but probably Bowes and Musgrave) supported by amorini.

Nos 1 to 7 (consec) and Rookery Neuk form a group

Listing NGR: NZ1757401284

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

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