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Name: St Laurence's and hospitium - Reading, Berkshire
HER Number: 01022.12.000
Record Type: Monument

Grid Reference: SU 717 735
Administrative Area/Parish:Reading, Reading, Berkshire
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Summary

A hospital for thirteen poor persons was founded by the Abbey in the 1190's. It stood to the north of St Laurence's Church.

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1101 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOSPITAL (Medieval - 1190 AD? to 1499 AD)

Description

A hospital for thirteen poor persons was founded by the Abbey in the 1190's. It stood to the north of St Laurence's Church whose north aisle served as the hospital's chapel. The hospital appears to have lapsed in the 15th century and the buildings were converted to a grammar school (02113.15.000).


<1> Lysons D & S, 1813, Magna Brittania I, Page 339 (Bibliographic reference). SRD6883.


<2> 1907, Victoria County History of Berkshire II, Pages 97-8 (Bibliographic reference). SRD6882.

Sources

<1>Lysons D & S. 1813. Magna Brittania I. Part 2. Page 339. [Bibliographic reference / SRD6883]
<2>1907. Victoria County History of Berkshire II. Pages 97-8. [Bibliographic reference / SRD6882]

Designations

  • Listed Building (II) 1113402: MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
  • Scheduled Monument 1007932: Reading Abbey: a Cluniac and Benedictine monastery and Civil War earthwork.

Associated Events:

  • None
  • Associated Monuments

    MRD1374Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire (Monument)

    Associated Finds:

  • None