SK6981 : Trinity Hospital

taken 4 years ago, near to Retford, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

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Trinity Hospital
Trinity Hospital
The main entrance, tower and chapel. The gateway came from the old West Retford Hall.
Trinity Hospital, Retford

The 'hospital' – actually sheltered accommodation in modern terms – was set up under the will of John Darrel in 1671. He left is own house, West Retford Hall, to provide accommodation for 15 needy gentlemen of not less than 50 years of age.

By the early 19th century, the old Elizabethan building was in poor condition, and in 1832-4 the present Hospital was built to the design of E Blore. In 1872, Louth (Lincolnshire) architect James Fowler (who had earlier worked on West Retford Church) was commissioned to design a new chapel and audit room. This was added to the centre of the building and at the ground floor, reusing the former common room and converting the space into a chapel. He also added the clock tower. The Hospital is Listed Grade II.

The charity continues to function to this day. As well as the house, the will left significant properties, the income from which was to provide for the costs of the hospital. This has resulted in many properties in the neighbourhood having been built by or under the auspices of the charity with rentals still providing the charity with its income. Most of these properties carry the distinctive TH monogram either in stonework or terracotta panels, and also use a distinctive maroon paint.

The will also founded a scholarship for young men to attend at Exeter College in Oxford, and this is supported by a specific building with residences to let.

Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Period (from Tags)
Early 19th Century  Mid 19th Century 
Date (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6999 8120 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.3863N 0:57.0424W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7002 8118
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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