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Beamsley Hospital

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Beamsley Hospital

YDNPA, 2004,

Beamsley Hospital - entrance

YDNPA, 2004,

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Beamsley Hospital

Historical Environment Record No: MYD34406

Parish: Beamsley

OS Grid Reference: SE082530

Dale: Lower Wharfedale

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Beamsley Hospital was founded as almhouses for local women in 1593 by Lady Margaret Clifford. It was completed around 1650-60 by her daughter Lady Anne Clifford. The hospital consists of a circular chapel lit from clerestory windows. Around the chapel are arrayed seven radiating rooms. There are six other rooms in a long rectangular block through which is the entrance archway. The building was restored and altered in 1961.
Lemmon, W (1979) Bolton Abbey & the Wharfe. Derby: English Life Publications


From roundabout at Bolton Bridge, follow A59 for half a mile toward Blubberhouses and Harrogate. Hospital is on left hand side of road after about half a mile. No public access. View from roadside.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Bolton Bridge. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside.

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