Lord Leycester Hospital :: Shared Description

Although named after the Earl of Leicester the spelling used by the place itself is with a Y in Leycester.
It was originally built in c.1483 by the Guild of St George and the Holy Trinity, but was taken over by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (1532-88) a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I.
He set up the 'hospital' (a place of respite rather than a medical centre) to care for pensioners and it continues to house ex-servicemen and their wives to this day. The hospital itself and the original guildhall on the first floor are open to public - see their website here LinkExternal link
The accommodation for the servicemen is mainly within the adjoining 56 High Street - which I believe was a former inn (the Swan Inn?).
To the west of the hospital is its associated Chapel of St James - also open to the public as are the hospital's grounds and a walkway along the town walls at this point.
The chapel is remarkable in having been built on top of an archway across the road.
There are a host of listed buildings and monuments - see EH listings below:
Lord Leycester Hospital (Grade I) LinkExternal link
56 High Street (Grade I) LinkExternal link
St James Chapel West Gate (Grade I) LinkExternal link
Town Wall (Grade I) LinkExternal link
Hospital Gardens (Grade II) LinkExternal link
The gardens contain:
Egyptian Urn (Grade I) LinkExternal link
Norman Arch (Grade II*) LinkExternal link
Gazebo (Grade II) LinkExternal link
by Rob Farrow
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SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital from front of St James chapel by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - eastern range by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - St James Chapel West Gate by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - Acrobatic bear no.2 by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - Acrobatic bear no.6 by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - view from upper gallery by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital from across the High Street by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - east range - lower gallery by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - Acrobatic bear no.4 by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - Bear with ragged staff by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - Acrobatic bear no.5 by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - St James Chapel West Gate - Interior by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - St James Chapel West Gate - Supporting arches by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - east range - upper gallery by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - Fish plaque by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital buildings on High Street by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - Acrobatic bear no.1 by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - Egyptian urn & Norman arch by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - Porcupine of the Sidneys by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - 56 High Street from Lord Leycester Hospital arch by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - Courtyard and north range by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Lord Leycester Hospital - Acrobatic bear no.3 by Rob Farrow
SP2864 : Warwick - Town wall walk by Rob Farrow


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Created: Tue, 2 Nov 2021, Updated: Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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