Bond’s Hospital

Bond’s Hospital

Bond’s Hospital

Bond’s and Ford’s Hospital Charity

Hill Street, showing Bond’s Hospital and Bablake School (the half-timbered building in the background)

Geography

Location
Hill Street, Coventry, England, United Kingdom

Organisation

Funding
Non-profit hospital

Services

Emergency department
No Accident & Emergency

Beds
12

History

Founded
1506

Links

Lists
Hospitals in England

Bond’s Hospital is an almshouse established for old bedesmen.[1] It is situated on Hill Street, Coventry, England, built around the same courtyard as the old disused buildings of Bablake School.
The hospital was founded in 1506 by Thomas Bond, a draper who became Mayor of Coventry in 1497.[2] Although most of the street frontage was rebuilt in 1832, the building essentially still retains all its original features,[3] and the hospital is now a grade II* listed building. It consists of twelve bed-sitting rooms and a common room, and the garden at its rear contains a portion of the old city wall.[3]
Ford’s Hospital was a similar 16th century foundation for women almoners.[1]
The ownership and operation of Bonds Hospital is now vested in the Bond’s and Ford’s Hospital Charity, part of the Coventry Church Municipal Charities.
See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bond’s Hospital.

Grade II* listed buildings in Coventry

Notes[edit]

^ a b The Times, Missing Keys To The Past ,18 August 1947
^ Fox (1957), p. 162.
^ a b Fox (1957), pp. 191–2.

References[edit]

Social Welfare and Social Work portal

Fox, Levi (1957). Coventry’s Heritage. Birmingham: Journal Printing Office. 

Coordinates: 52°24′31″N 1°30′51″W / 52.40861°N 1.51417°W / 52.40861; -1.51417

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