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IoE Number: 48708
Location: RESIDENCES INCORPORATING REMAINS OF INFIRMARY INCLUDING CHAPEL, THE COLLEGE
  ELY, EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Steve Cole
Date Photographed: 07 May 2001
Date listed: 23 September 1950
Date of last amendment: 19 June 1972
Grade I

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THE COLLEGE1082Powcher's Hall(formerly listed as part ofResidences incorporating

THE COLLEGE 1. 1082 Powcher's Hall (formerly listed as part of Residences incorporating remains of Infirmary including TL 5479 2/98 Chapel) 23.9.50. GV 2. The building at the north west end of Infirmary Lane was originally the Blood Letting House, built in the early Cl4 to accommodate the monks who underwent the Ely practice of blood letting once every 6 weeks. In 1416, it is recorded, Prior Powcher caused to be built, almost anew, the hall in the Infirmary for those who had been bled. A 3rd storey, which is timber- framed, was added in the early Cl6. On the south side there are 5 bays of the C12 Infirmary arcading with alternate round and octagonal columns and richly ornamental arches and capitals and 3 tall round headed clerestorey windows above with nook shafts on what was originally the outside face. The nave arches are now blocked and have C20 windows. The north front is buttressed and the 2nd storey has some timber-framing with brick nogging. The windows are much altered, some are double-hung sashes with glazing bars and some are mullioned and transomed casements. Roofs tiled, the eastern part is steeply pitched with a C16 roof structure. The interior has moulded beams. The Dark Cloister, Powcher's Hall, the Painted Chamber (Walsingham House), the Chapel of the Infirmary (Deanery), the Black Hostelry and Cellarers Chamber and Cellarers House (Boarding House of King's School0 form a group. See also general group description under the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity.

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