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Lord Leycester's Hospital, Warwick

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Lord Leycester's Hospital, Warwick
Warwick, Warwickshire, England
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Just inside the medieval Westgate of Warwick is a collection of attractive timber-framed buildings. This is Lord Leycester's Hospital, established by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in 1571 as a rest home for aged or infirm soldiers. The Earl re-used a group of 14th century buildings that included a chapel and guildhall. The result is a marvellous collection of rambling Elizabethan buildings that still fulfills its original purpose, now housing 8 ex-servicemen and their families.

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