Building record 0037600000 - ST JOHN THE BAPTIST HOSPITAL

Summary

Remains of twelfth to sixteenth century hospital of St John the Baptist.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1017854: ST JOHN THE BAPTIST'S HOSPITAL
  • Listed Building (II) 1332369: RUINS OF SAINT JOHNS HOSPITAL

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Type and Period (1)

  • HOSPITAL (Dissolved 1548, 12th Century to 16th Century - 1180 AD? to 1548 AD)

Description

Founded c.1180; dissolved 1548; re-founded later. For master, brothers & sisters caring for poor (B11).
1344 patronage of mayor & burgesses of town (B2).
Some Roman material incorporated (B9).
Remains probably infirmary hall, aisles built c.1180. Detached wall to SE part of chapel. Structurally all right (B13).
In 1549 the mayor and burgesses of Wycombe had the hospital building and its land conveyed to them on payment of £30, for use as a grammar school [see CAS0037601000](B19).
Grade II. Ruins circa 1180-90 of St John's Hospital, dissolved 1553. Arcades on columns, probably part of the Refectory. Ashlar and rubble, no roof. Ancient Monument (scheduled but not in guardianship). Forms a group with Wycombe College of Technology and Art (B17).
Description of remains in 1907 and summary of recent repairs (B21).

Sources (23)

  • <1>SBC16744 Bibliographic reference: WILLIS BROWNE 1716 NOTITIA PARLIAMENTARIA 2.
  • <2>SBC7314 Bibliographic reference: T Langley. 1797. HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF THE HUNDRED OF DESBOROUGH P61.
  • <3>SBC7803 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 3 PP646-648.
  • <4>SBC11520 Bibliographic reference: J Parker. 1878. EARLY HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF WYCOMBE PP139-145.
  • <5>SBC11529 Article in serial: J Parker. 1885. 'ACCOUNT OF THE HOSPITAL OF S JOHN THE BAPTIST, WYCOMBE', IN ARCHAEOLOGIA 48 PP285-292. Vol 48.
  • <6>SBC3441 Article in serial: O Davison. 1907. 'NORMAN ARCHES OF HIGH WYCOMBE', IN ANTIQUARY 43 PP339-341. Vol 43.
  • <7>SBC20460 Bibliographic reference: William Page (ed). 1905. A History of Buckinghamshire (Victoria County History) Volume I. Volume 1. pp307, 394-395.
  • <8>SBC12655 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P197.
  • <9>SBC13386 Article in serial: RECS OF BUCKS 1957-1959 16 PP110,228. Vol 16.
  • <10>SBC628 Bibliographic reference: L J Ashford. 1960. The History of the Borough of High Wycome from its Origins to 1880. pp71-72,103-107,317-319.
  • <11>SBC7143 Bibliographic reference: D Knowles & R N Hadcock. 1971. MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS HOUSES IN ENGLAND & WALES (2ND EDITION) PP322,364.
  • <12>SBC10628 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARD.
  • <13>SBC13960 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1993. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <14>SBC627 Bibliographic reference: L J Ashford & C M Haworth. 1962. HISTORY OF THE ROYA L GRAMMAR SCHOOL, HIGH WYCOMBE 1562-1962.
  • <15>SBC12005 Unpublished document: PIKE A R AUGUST 1992 (SEE NOTES ETC FILED).
  • <16>SBC2361 Unpublished document: 1993. CARSTAIRS P 1993 ARCHAEOLOGICAL WATCHING BRIEF AT ST JOHN'S HOSPITAL,HIGH WYCOMBE (COPY FILED).
  • <17>SBC3604 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1973. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: WYCOMBE DISTRICT: BOROUGH OF HIGH WYCOMBE.
  • <18>SBC23111 Unpublished document: Wycombe District Council. 2008. List of Buildings of Local Architectural or Historic Interest (locally-listed).
  • <19>SBC19605 Bibliographic reference: Ivan G Sparkes. 1990. High Wycombe: A Pictorial History. Caption to Plate 18.
  • <20>SBC23386 Article in serial: G Eland. 1884. Hospital of St John the Baptist, Wycombe.
  • <21>SBC24308 Article in serial: William Niven. 1907. 'Annual Excursion: Hospice of S John Baptist', in Recs of Bucks 9 PP310-311. Vol 9, Part 4.
  • <22>SBC20461 Bibliographic reference: William Page (ed). 1908. A History of Buckinghamshire (Victoria County History) Volume II. Volume 2. pp210-212.
  • <23>SBC20462 Bibliographic reference: William Page (ed). 1925. A History of Buckinghamshire (Victoria County History) Volume III. Volume 3. pp113-115, & illustration opposite p134.

Location

Grid reference SU 87019 92834 (point)
Civil Parish HIGH WYCOMBE, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC13813)
  • Event - Survey: Site visit by EH Field Monument Warden (EBC13831)

Record last edited

May 30 2022 5:24PM

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