A Bird’s Eye View of Wynards Hospital, Exeter

This watercolour by architect and amateur artist Edward Ashworth shows Wynard’s Hospital on Magdalen Street. Wynard’s was founded as almshouses for the poor and infirm of Exeter in 1435. They continued to house the poor until 1973 when they became council offices, today they have been converted to private housing.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
215/1970
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
watercolour on paper
Common Name
A Bird’s Eye View of Wynards Hospital, Exeter
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
Edward Ashworth 1880; Amateur Art exhibition bird’s eye view of Wynards Alms Houses Exeter newly roofed and repaired 1880 Edward Ashworth
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Town
Colleton
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
1880
Production Person Initials
Edward
Production Person Surname
Ashworth
Production Year Low

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A Bird’s Eye View of Wynards Hospital, Exeter