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ST GILES HOSPITAL

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  THE GREAT HOSPITAL OF ST GILES
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The Great Hospital or Hospital Of St Giles, founded in 1249 and in continual use since then. Much of the Mediaeval fabric survives. Mediaeval hospital and parish church. 13th-15th century with major 16th century and later alterations. Flint and brick rubble; stone dressings; slate roof replacing lead roofs stripped in 1809-10; 3 red brick chimneys. Aisled infirmary hall, nave, chancel, south transept, south porch and south-west tower with additions, including first floor in chancel and infirmary hall and stair towers on the south side.

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