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GATEWAY OF LEYCESTER'S HOSPITAL UNDER THE BADGE OF THE BEAR AND RAGGED STAFF

GATEWAY OF LEYCESTER'S HOSPITAL UNDER THE BADGE OF THE BEAR AND RAGGED STAFF

At the west end of the High Street of Warwick stands Leycester's Hospital, the chapel being built over the West or Hongyn Gate, which is one of the only two surviving of Warwick's old town gateways. The chapel dates from 1123, and when the great Earl of Leicester founded the hospital he built a tower on to this ancient place of worship. Above the entrance to the Hospital, which we see here, is the bear and ragged staff, the badge - found throughout the town - of the Earls of Warwick, a title born by Leicester's son. Sir Robert Dudley.

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