NOTES: Henry de Blois, appointed Bishop of Winchester in 1129 at the age of 28, founded the Hospital of St Cross in 1136, which consisted of a church with hospital buildings on the south side. It is England's oldest charitable institution. The Almshouse of Noble Poverty was added by Cardinal Beaufort within a few years of 1445.
SOURCE: Builder, 1875 July 17, p. 645 NOTES: This Franco-Gothic style institution for the treatment of the insane was built between 1873 and 1885 thanks to the philanthropy of Thomas Holloway. It passed to the National Health Service in 1948. After a long period of neglect, it was redeveloped in 2000 to provide gated housing known as Virginia Park.