"The hospital built by Browne" Stamford Things to Do Tip by sourbugger

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  Browne's Hospital, Stamford
by sourbugger

When you live in the county of Lincolnshire you begin to realise that it Mediaeval times the county was one of the wealthiest around. This was due in no small part to the great success of the wool industry. The wool merchants were the 'fat cats' of their day. Instead of spending it all of Champayne, sports cars and high class hookers, the merchants took their community and religious duties seriously : giving huge donations to projects in the town where they made their pile.

Stamford is a good example, the Browne family bestowed much upon the town, including a hospital witha fine chapel. This building (despite Victorian renovations) still remains with some fine Mediaeval features still remaining, such as some very fine stained glass.

The rooms you can see are are only opened at weekens and on Bank holidays, but you can always wander into the courtyard area behind the main building (now private residences) , bedecked in roses and other flowers, it is about as perfect, pretty and quaint as you could imagine.

Address: Broad street , Stamford

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  • Written Jun 27, 2006
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