Shrewsbury Hospital

Shrewsbury Hospital refers to a row of almshouses and a chapel in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

Shrewsbury Hospital
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Shrewsbury Hospital
Shrewsbury Hospital is located in South Yorkshire
Shrewsbury Hospital
Shown in South Yorkshire
General information
Town or citySheffield
CountryEngland
Coordinates53°22′38″N 1°27′26″W / 53.3772°N 1.4571°W / 53.3772; -1.4571Coordinates: 53°22′38″N 1°27′26″W / 53.3772°N 1.4571°W / 53.3772; -1.4571
Construction started1825
Completed1828

HistoryEdit

When he died in 1616, Gilbert Talbot, 13th Earl of Shrewsbury declared in his will that he wanted to found a "hospital" i.e almshouses "at Sheffield for the perpetual maintenance of 20 poor persons."[1] The home for the 20 poor people was built near Sheffield Castle and completed in 1666.[2]

The original almshouses became dilapidated and in the early 19th century a new site on Norfolk Road was chosen for the almshouses: new almshouses were designed by Woodhead & Hurst in the Gothic style and built between 1825 and 1828.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Roach, p.1
  2. ^ Roach, p.3
  3. ^ Historic England. "Shrewsbury Hospital almshouses, chapel, chaplain's house, infirmary and wall (1271203)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 December 2018.

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