Sexey’s Hospital

We walked down to the courtyard of Sexey’s Hospital, where they were selling home-grown tomatoes, and were able to admire the fine space of the courtyard, built in 1638 on the instructions of Hugh Sexey’s trustees following his death in 1619. Sexey was a local boy made good, educated at the local Free School, who became a royal auditor in the Exchequer of Queen Elizabeth and King James, thereby accumulating a good fortune through fees, revenues and other property transactions. He is commemorated with a bust and inscription, both now worn:-

The chapel has wonderful seventeenth-century woodwork:-

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