TG2309 : The Great Hospital - Eagle Ward (communal corridor)

taken 7 months ago, near to Norwich, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Great Hospital - Eagle Ward (communal corridor)
The Great Hospital - Eagle Ward (communal corridor)
The dining table on the communal corridor where residents could have shared meals. A snug can be seen in the background by the west wall which completely blocks off the ward (the chancel) from the nave. The bubicles are to the left and right and a snug containing one of the two fireplaces can be seen in the background.

The medieval hospital church > Link was reordered after the Reformation into a secular House of God to care for the poor. The chancel was completely blocked off from the nave and received a first floor to accommodate a women's ward. It has retained the original roof which consists of 252 chestnut panels fitted between carved ribbing to the underside of a scissor truss roof, decorated with bosses depicting intricately carved and painted floral compositions and human heads, and painted with eagles in preparation for a visit by Richard II and his new bride, Anne of Bohemia whose family emblem was the imperial eagle, in 1383. It is this roof that gave the Eagle Ward its name. The ward was closed in 1979 but has been kept intact as a museum.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 January, 2020   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2376 0902 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.9664N 1:18.3105E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2375 0902
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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