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St Cross, Hampshire

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St Cross, Hampshire

The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is a medieval almshouse in Winchester, Hampshire, England, founded between 1133 and 1136. It is the oldest charitable institution in the United Kingdom. The founder was Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester, grandson of William the Conqueror, half brother to King Stephen of England.
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU4727
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire

Other names by which St Cross, Hampshire has been known in the past

Cross Hospital St ~ Cross St

St Cross, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

St Cross.-- eccl. dist., St Faith Winchester par., Hants, pop. 825; P.O.

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