Abbots Hospital

Abbots Hospital, Guildford: Address, Phone Number, Abbots Hospital Reviews: 4.5/5

Abbots Hospital
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK896 contributions
Awesome "alms" hospital
Jun 2021
The architecture is stunning and so lovely to find this historic building slap in the middle of the high street, puts the town into perspective
Written June 23, 2021
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futtock21
London, UK11,102 contributions
Currently closed
Aug 2020 • Family
Abbot’s Hospital is a charitable foundation built between 1619 and 1622 by George Abbot who was Archbishop of Canterbury between 1611 and 1633 straddling the reigns of James I and Charles I. He is buried in Holy Trinity Church opposite. A hospital providing accommodation for the old and infirm, it remains home to 27 people to this day. A notice outside announces that due to Covid-19 it is currently closed to the public save for visits by the postman, deliveries and carers.
Written August 18, 2020
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,983 contributions
Stunning building opposite the Church
Jan 2020 • Couples
You can picture this building and it’s occupants many centuries ago. Build almost 500 years ago. Well worth a look!
Written January 25, 2020
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Jean F
Great Bookham, UK214 contributions
Peaceful and beautiful almshouse
Apr 2019 • Couples
Situated at the top of the High Street, opposite Holy Trinity church and near the statue of George Abbott, this is a beautiful old almshouse, and is still in use. When the gate is open it's OK to walk to the barrier and look into the courtyard. Guildford really is a beautiful and historic town, well worth a visit.
Written April 25, 2019
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Lawrence S
Dorking, UK85 contributions
Son #2
Apr 2018 • Family
Delivery room staff excellent, efficient and thoroughluy reassuring. Only problem, baby came out looking like mother in law.
Written December 2, 2018
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neiljf
Bath, UK128 contributions
Beautiful old almshouse
Nov 2018 • Solo
This is a lovely old almshouse from 1619. When the doors are open, visitors are allowed to go into the entrance and view the inner courtyard, which looks like a small, peaceful Cambridge college. Well worth seeing.
Written November 24, 2018
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK12,645 contributions
“Shelter for the elderly”
Nov 2018 • Solo
This historic building is located at the top end of the cobbled High St, opposite the church and next to the Three Pidgeons pub (handy if in need of refreshment!). A plaque on the wall opposite (see my pic) gives historical detail - founded in early 1600s, its been in continuous use since then as a “shelter for the elderly” for local residents over 60yrs and of “modest means” (not sure what that means these days). When the main doors are open you can walk in through the arch as far as the courtyard. Unless on a guided tour (I think residents are happy to oblige) then you can’t progress further than the roped line. Strange how quiet it is inside compared to the hustle and bustle on the High St.
Written November 21, 2018
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,686 contributions
Historic building
Aug 2018 • Couples
Founded by George Abbot in 1619, it was intended as a shelter for the elderly. Now, nearly 400 years later it continues as a supportive residential environment for the local elderly residents.
We didn't have a tour inside, but you can look into the courtyard and it is an interesting building to see.
Written October 26, 2018
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HowardChilds100
30 contributions
tour
Feb 2017 • Friends
Visiting Abbots hospital was a fantastic experience. the tour guide was very knowledgeable and the history fascinating. Amazing that the building has had a continuous usage and there are so many remaining links to its past
Written February 12, 2017
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DAVIDMS20050
Emsworth, UK1,230 contributions
Unusual Arms House at the top of Guildford High Street
Sep 2016 • Solo
George Abbot [eventually an Archbishop] was a great benefactor of Guildford in the 17th Century. A local school still bears his name. These arms houses dating from 1619 I think were built for poor pensioners over 60, which was a fair old age in those days. It is still occupied by needy pensioners of Guildford probably older than 60 and what is poverty these days? I think they have to be in need of better sheltered housing and live in the Guildford Council area now days. A typical house and the quadrangle containing them can be viewed by the guided tour by a resident. It is informative for a small donation. Note I think the season runs from May to late September for the tours.
Written November 30, 2016
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