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Long Alley Almshouses next to St Helen's parish church, used by Christ's Hospital for meetings.[1]

Christ's Hospital of Abingdon is a charity with a long history, based in Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire).[2]

History

A royal charter established the Master and Governors of the Hospital of Christ of Abingdon in 1553, the year that Mary I succeeded to the English throne. Sir John Mason, a Tudor diplomat, was its first Master from 1553 to 1566.

The charity supports almshouses in Abingdon.[1] Sampson Strong decorated the hall with portraits of founders, benefactors and former governors.[3]

The charity has been involved with education, educating Abingdon boys from 1608 until 1870. There has been a close connection with Abingdon School since 1870.[4]

Part of Albert Park, Abingdon, with the Albert Monument in the centre. Christ's Hospital of Abingdon established the park in the 1860s.[5]

Christ's Hospital established Albert Park in northwest Abingdon (west of Abingdon School) in the 1860s on the site of the former Conduit Field.[5]

The current charity is based at St Helen's Wharf in Abingdon, Registered Charity Number 205112.[6]

Names of Masters

The following list contains the names of the Masters.[7]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "History". Christ's Hospital of Abingdon. Archived from the original on 26 March 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  3. ^ Girouard, Mark (1990). The English Town: A History of Urban Life. New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 58. ISBN 0-300046359.
  4. ^ "Christ's Hospital Arms". Abingdon School. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Albert Park". Christ's Hospital of Abingdon. Archived from the original on 26 March 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Christ's Hospital of Abingdon". CharitiesDirect.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  7. ^ Cobham, Claude Delaval (1872). A Monument of Christian Munificence; OR, An Account of the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross, and of the Hospital of Christ in Abingdon. James Parker & Co. (Oxford and London). pp. 110–113.
  8. ^ a b c d Preston, Arthur E. (1929). Christ's Hospital Abingdon, the Almshouses, the Hall and the Portraits. Oxford University Press.
  9. ^ "Charity marks 450 years". Oxford Mail. 17 May 2003. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  10. ^ "The Master". Christ's Hospital of Abingdon.

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Christ's Hospital of Abingdon is a charity with a long history, based in Abingdon, England. Christ's Hospital was established in 1553 by royal charter under the full name of the Master and Governors of the Hospital of Christ of Abingdon. Sir John Mason, an Elizabethan diplomat, served as the first Master from 1553 to 1566. The charity supported almshouses in Abingdon. The charity has been involved with education, educating Abingdon boys from 1608 until 1870. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ's_Hospital_of_Abingdon

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