SP6934 : Christ's Hospital almshouses

taken 5 years ago, near to Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Christ's Hospital almshouses
Christ's Hospital almshouses, taken 5 years ago
By the junction of High Street and Market Square this Grade II Listed building has a memorial stone that is inscribed "Founded AD 1312. Re-founded by Queen Elizabeth AD 1597 Rebuilt in the 60th year of the reign of Queen Victoria AD 1897". This is believed to be the site of St Lawrence hospital first documented in 1312. Christ's hospital was founded by Queen Elizabeth I to house '36 maimed soldiers' but by the 17th century it housed '7 ancient women'. Rebuilt 1897 at a cost of 843 7s 9d it then housed 6 unmarried women.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 69664 34049 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.0313N 0:59.1992W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 69656 34057
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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