Bond's Hospital Almshouse - Heritage Open Days 2019

21 September 2019
  • Location: Bonds Hospital Almshouse Hill Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4AX
  • Time: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Cost: FREE

Bond's Hospital was the first of the two ancient almshouses to be built and it forms the northern side of what is still a very picturesque quadrangle.

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Thomas Bond, a draper who became Mayor of Coventry in 1497 in his will of 1506 left a considerable endowment to build and maintain an almshouse for 10 poor men who were members of the Trinity Guild and a woman as housekeeper. Residents were bound by strict rules with penalties for any breach. In the 1830's the building had become almost ruinous. In 1836 it was restored and the Boardroom and prayer room were completely renovated but the structural timbers of the original building . In recent years there have been several upgrades to the building. In 2004 a new wing was completed and in 2005 the flats in the Tudor wing were refurbished.
The Boardroom and Prayer Room will be open to view along with items of historical interest and a feature on the wartime Matron of Bonds Hospital Maud Ingram.

Opening times

Saturday 21 September: 1100 - 1600

Booking details

No booking required


The Boardroom is directly above the prayer room (stairs access only)

Additional information


Quadrangle rear of St John the Baptist Church

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