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Memorials of the Hospital St. Cross and Alms House of Noble Poverty

By the Rev. L. M. Humbert

1868 - Winchester & London - William Savage & Messrs. Parker & Co.

10" by 7"; 96pp.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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An interesting copy of the history of the famous Hospital of Saint Cross.

The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is a medieval almshouse in Winchester, Hampshire, England, founded between 1133 and 1136. It is the oldest charitable institution in the United Kingdom. The founder was Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester, grandson of William the Conqueror, half brother to King Stephen of England.

Not only is it the oldest but is also the largest medieval almshouse in Britain; it is built on the scale of an Oxford or Cambridge college, but is older than any of the colleges at the universities. It has been described as "England's oldest and most perfect almshouse". Most of the buildings and grounds are open to the public at certain times.

Two detached portraits to the front of the book, having previously been tipped-in, of Rowland Hill and the Bishop of Winchester.

Collated and complete.

CONDITION

In a brown cloth binding with gilt decorative front board. Externally a trifle rubbed with wear to the spine and a tidemark to the rear board. Spine split; hinges tender and cords visible. Pages very bright and clean, for the most part, with some minor tidemarks and residue where plates have been tipped-in and come loose. Bookplate to front pastedown dated 1888. Overall: GOOD ONLY.


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