Almshouses and Chapel of St Mary Magdalene's Hospital

Founded before 1322 to house 10 poor men. The present buildings seem mostly late medieval.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
369900
Names
Almshouses and Chapel of St Mary Magdalene's Hospital
Coordinates
51.1450140° N, 2.7178200° W
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Listed on
Grade II* listed building
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Timeline

21 Jun 1950

Almshouses and Chapel of St Mary Magdalene's Hospital designated a Grade II* listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Almshouses and Chapel of St Mary Magdalene's Hospital is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1057909
Grade
II*
Name
ALMSHOUSES AND CHAPEL OF ST MARY MAGDALENE'S HOSPITAL
Location
ALMSHOUSES AND CHAPEL OF ST MARY MAGDALENE'S HOSPITAL, MAGDALENE STREET
Parish
Glastonbury
District
Mendip
County
Somerset
Grid Reference
ST 49882 38661

MAGDALENE STREET 1. 1133 (West Side) Almshouses and Chapel of St Mary Magdalene's Hospital (formerly listed as St Mary's Almshouses) ST 4938 7/81 21.6.50. II* 2. Founded before 1322 to house 10 poor men. The present buildings seem mostly late medieval. The chapel, east wall and gable of hall with bell-cote, the west wall and lower part of west gable survive. Originally the chapel opened out of the east end of a great hall. The roof of this hall is thought to have been removed after the Dissolution, and 2 rows of little houses were built facing a narrow central passage. Only the north range survives with entrance from street through an arch in east end. 5 houses in range. 2 storeys. Random rubble. Slate roof. Chimney-stack at west end. 5 windows. Paired wood casements to left and paired mullioned windows to right. 5 doorways (2 blocked) with arched heads. Plain wooden doors. The chapel is basically Perp with a single lancet (blocked) in east wall. Slate roof, lowered in pitch. Tiny 3-light windows under rectangular hoodmoulds. Small piscina and boarded roof with paterae inside. Pointed west arch with double wooden doors.

Listing NGR: ST4987238660

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Bibliography

  1. “ALMSHOUSES AND CHAPEL OF ST MARY MAGDALENE'S HOSPITAL.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1057909>