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Former Hospice of Saint Julian

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sherborne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9502 / 50°57'0"N

Longitude: -2.5171 / 2°31'1"W

OS Eastings: 363774

OS Northings: 116878

OS Grid: ST637168

Mapcode National: GBR MV.ND3L

Mapcode Global: FRA 56ML.M6R

Plus Code: 9C2VXF2M+35

Entry Name: Former Hospice of Saint Julian

Listing Date: 28 November 1950

Last Amended: 4 October 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324341

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103871

Location: Sherborne, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Sherborne

Built-Up Area: Sherborne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/01/2015

ST 6316 1/69

CHEAP STREET (North-East Side),
No 1 (Former Hospice of Saint Julian)

(Formerly listed as St Thomas-a-Becket Chapel, Upper or Higher Cheap Street)



The Hospice, possibly named after the mystic, Saint Juliana of Norwich, was given by Margaret Gough in 1437 towards the endowment of the present almshouse of Saints John the Baptist aid Evangelist. Present building of late medieval date, much altered. Walls mostly coursed rubble. Stone slate roof. 2 storeys and attic. Gable end facing street has projecting bay in centre. The lower storeys of this are of ashlar and appear restored. Each has a 4-light stone mullioned window with 4-centred heads to lights. Earlier 2-light window to attic. The side walls are corbelled forward at 1st floor level so that recesses are formed between them and the centre bay. Each recess has a single light window with 4-centred head to 1st floor. Beam and ends of joists visible at 1st floor level. Later door. On return wall facing North are two original windows one having hood-mould with remains of corbel-head. External chimney. Part to east behind George Hotel entry has later windows in east gable end, an original mullioned window now blocked. Interior has moulded ceiling beams, carved bosses and part of original roof. [See J Fowler, "Medieval Sherborne"].

Nos 1 to 15 (odd) form a group with the George Hotel in Higher Cheap Street.

Listing NGR: ST6377416878

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