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Hospital of the Blessed Trinity
Abbot's Hospital Trustee Company
Abbot's Hospital, Guildford 1.jpg
Abbot's Hospital, Guildford
Abbot's Hospital is located in Surrey
Abbot's Hospital
Geography
LocationHigh Street, Guildford, England
Coordinates51°14′11″N 0°34′16″W / 51.236366°N 0.571037°W / 51.236366; -0.571037Coordinates: 51°14′11″N 0°34′16″W / 51.236366°N 0.571037°W / 51.236366; -0.571037
Organisation
FundingNon-profit hospital
Hospital typeResidential
PatronArchbishop of Canterbury
History
Founded1619
Links
Websitewww.abbotshospital.org
ListsHospitals in England

The Hospital of the Blessed Trinity, better known as Abbot's Hospital, is a Grade I listed Jacobean building and charity in Guildford.[1]

History

The hospital was founded by George Abbot, the Archbishop of Canterbury (1611–1633) in 1619 to provide homes for the elderly of Guildford.[2] It is on the High Street in Guildford, opposite the Holy Trinity Church, where its founder, the Archbishop, is buried.

The architecture and layout echoed that of contemporary Oxford colleges. The Upper Courtyard was built between 1619 and 1621, and the first residents were admitted on 29 October 1622, Abbot's 60th birthday. Initially it provided accommodation for twelve men and eight women, all of whom had to be single.[3] A set of flats was built in the lower courtyard in 1984, providing accommodation for seven couples.

Farmed land in Outwood belonged to the institution in 1911.[4]

A heritage appeal in 2004 raised over £500,000 to carry out extensive restoration work and renovation.[5]

Governance and eligibility for residence

Originally the hospital operated under a charter granted by James I.[3] Now the Abbot's Hospital Trustee Company's legal framework of how it administers its services is determined by an Act of Parliament: the Hospital of the Blessed Trinity (Guildford) Charity Scheme Confirmation Act 1953 as modified by subsequent schemes of regulation, which includes receiving periodic residential satisfaction questionnaires. The Mayor of the borough, the priests of three closest Anglican parishes and the Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford are governors and thereby trustees; as too are two appointed by Guildford Borough Council and the remainder are persons residing or carrying on business in or near the Borough of Guildford co-opted by the Board, subject to the approval of the Archbishop of Canterbury – the Hospital's official visitor. A resident Master continues to be responsible for its overall supervision.

Couples were already eligible before the premises were widened, as were widowed and single elderly, subject to meeting any one of three borough connection requirements, a ceiling on wealth and being of sufficiently good health to lead an independent life.

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References

  1. ^ Historic England. "HOSPITAL OF THE BLESSED HOLY TRINITY (1029289)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 November 2014..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ Abbots Hospital
  3. ^ a b "History". Abbot's Hospital. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  4. ^ H.E. Malden (editor) (1911). "Parishes: Burstow". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 1 December 2013.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Abbott's Hospital conservation
  6. ^ Wyatt Dixon - The Hospital Of The Blessed Trinity (Abbot’s Hospital)

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Guildford Hospital

George Abbot, born the son of a local worker in 1562, was educated at the Grammar School, went to Oxford University in 1579 and became University Vice-Chancellor in 1600, Bishop in 1609 and went on to be appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the English Church in 1611.

In 1619, he began building the Hospital of the Blessed Trinity in the High Street, now referred to as Abbot

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