23 April 2010

The Hospital of St John the Baptist without the Barrs, Lichfield, Staffordshire

There may be no literary significance to these almshouses, the history of which dates back to the medieval era, but, it spite of their impressive eight chimneys, they are surprisingly unknown even to people who live in the area.

The oldest, and most interesting part, of the building is the chapel.

The remarkable east window is recent, and is by John Piper, who designed 'The Christ in Glory' in 1984.

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