North Range and Chapel

One of two ranges of almshouses, The North Range is grade II listed and consists of a central Chapel flanked by six cottages on each side.

grounds and settings wide picture of almshouse

The buildings are in red brick with bands of blue brick, sandstone dressings, and a tile roof. The cottages in the range have a single storey and are arranged in pairs, each with a recessed porch and bay windows with stepped parapets. Each porch has a trefoil-headed arch and a gablet with a stepped apex, and in the centre of each range is a semi-circular bay window with a conical roof.

The Chapel has a front of two storeys and two bays, flanked by pilasters with pyramidal roofs. In the centre is a pilaster rising higher, and containing the statue of Archbishop Robert Holgate, our founder of the community. He is holding a building which symbolises his foundation of the hospital under a cusped canopy.

grounds and setting side picture of building

At the top is a diagonally set bellcote with a pyramidal roof and a weathervane. The weathervane is a facsimile copy of the original one which is now in the Hospital museum.

grounds and settings picture of almshouse