List number: 1249889
List grade: 2
Grid ref: NZ4918427588
Post code: TS25 2HS

Hospital of God, Greatham


Former almshouse, now residences for the elderly. This is a Grade 2 listed building. The Hospital of God was originally founded by the Bishop of Durham, Robert de Stichell, in 1273 to care for poor and elderly people. "In 1353 it is recorded that the Master would grant to each Brethren for life, seven white loaves and seven pitchers of ale weekly, a 'decent chamber' to live in, coal for heating and candles. The charity was refounded by King James I in 1610 and the assets of the charity were vested in a corporation known as the Master and Brethren of the Hospital of God at Greatham, which exists to this day." (Hospital of God at Greatham). Today the Hospital of God (charity) has a Residential Care Home, Nursing Home and Day Centres together with 110 almshouses (homes for older people) in Greatham, Norton and Stockton-on-Tees.

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Hospital of God Almshouse Greatham

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The Hospital of God Greatham Village

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The Hospital of God, Greatham

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GREATHAM HOSPITAL - List Entry
- "Almshouse (Hospital of God, St. Mary and St. Cuthbert), 1803-4 by Jeffrey Wyatt (later Wyatville) for J.W. Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater; 1272 foundation. Limestone ashlar with hipped slate roofs ...

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Greatham Hall

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Hospital of God at Greatham
- Official Website of the Hospital of God at Greatham company.

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Estate Office Hospital of God Greatham Village

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