SP2865 : St John's House Museum

taken 10 years ago, near to Warwick, Warwickshire, Great Britain

St John's House Museum
St John's House Museum
Built in the 1620's by Anthony Stoughton on the estate of St John's Hospital which had been granted to his grandfather (also Anthony Stoughton) by Henry VIII. The building stayed in the hands of the Stoughton family until 1788 when it was sold to the Earl of Warwick six centuries after a previous earl had founded the original hospital. The building then housed boarding schools for the next century or so.

From 1915 onwards the house was let to a variety of tenants until 1958 when Warwick County Council negotiated to purchase St John's at a price of 10,000, of which 2,500 was contributed by the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. It was opened as a museum by Lord Montgomery in 1961. The first floor houses the Warwickshire Regimental Museum and offices, whilst downstairs displays various exhibits from the County's social history collection.

(Summary of museum leaflet)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 July, 2007   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 26 July, 2007
Geographical Context
Educational sites 
Category
Museum / Heritage Centre   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 287 650 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:16.9815N 1:34.8077W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 286 651
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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