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Hospital Lane

Hospital Lane

This is an amazing little building hidden behind a wall. It's an Alms House. It seems to have been rebuilt several times. There are several plaques on the front of the building, the earliest says:
Leonard Cotton Esquir Some time maire of this city did place in this hospital 1 brother and 11 sisters w yearly stipend forever according to his last wil & testament made in y yeare 1605 whose charity is here remebred by Joseph Colf M of this spital

The M of this spital is presumably `Male'. The building was rebuilt by the Mayor and Corporation in 1785. Looking round the back, there are some newer buildings inside, so another revamp must have happened recently.

The Canterbury Tour, a unique virtual walk around this ancient city Peter Collinson
This page last changed on 18th November 2018.
Photograph August 1996. © Copyright Peter Collinson, All rights reserved.