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Ford's Hospital

A Grade I Listed Building in Coventry, Coventry

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Latitude: 52.4064 / 52°24'23"N

Longitude: -1.5105 / 1°30'37"W

OS Eastings: 433399

OS Northings: 278822

OS Grid: SP333788

Mapcode National: GBR HFN.5D

Mapcode Global: VHBWY.RSV4

Plus Code: 9C4WCF4Q+HR

Entry Name: Ford's Hospital

Listing Date: 5 February 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342891

English Heritage Legacy ID: 218487

Location: Coventry, CV1

County: Coventry

Electoral Ward/Division: St Michael's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Coventry

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Coventry Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Ford's Hospital



Early C16. Also known as Greyfriar's Hospital. Endowed 1509 by will of William Ford. Additional endowment 1517 by William Pisford. Date 1529 on wall refers to appointment of feofees and possibly to additional building between courtyard and garden.

Timber frame with 1st floor oversailing. Badly damaged in air raid of November 1940 but rebuilt with original timbers 1951-3; altered by additional windows and stone walling to street. Much carving to timber framework, including miniature buttresses to close studding with bases and pinnacles. Four centred arched doorways with carved spandrels. Oak seats in courtyard corners. Rainwater heads 1784.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 20 November 2019.

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