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JACOBEAN QUADRANGLE OF THE HOSPITAL OF THE HOLY TRINITY AT GUILDFORD

JACOBEAN QUADRANGLE OF THE HOSPITAL OF THE HOLY TRINITY AT GUILDFORD

George Abbot, who was born in a riverside house next Guildford bridge, was a cloth-worker's son who entered the Church, when, according to a chronicler, "he did first creep, then run, then fly into preferment." He did not forget his native town in his prosperity, but built the red-brick almshouse which stands opposite Holy Trinity Church in the High Street. In its Jacobean court, over an archway, is a tablet with the inscription : "This Hospital was erected and endowed A.D. MDCXIX for the maintenance of a Master, XII Brethren and VIII Sisters by George Abbot, Archbishoo of Canterbury, a native of this town." The foundation, on collegiate lines, resembles that of the Whitgift Hospital.

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