Beamsley Hospital is an Almshouse building located near Skipton, in North Yorkshire, and founded in 1593 by the Lady Margaret Russell, the Countess of Cumberland. She had originally intended for the construction of accommodation for 13 poor widows, a Mother and 12 Sisters, but by her death in 1616 only this building had been completed. Her daughter, Lady Anne Clifford, added the front range which provided accommodation for local widows of little means.
The building is circular in plan and is constructed as two stone drums, one inside the other, the inner drum rises through the roof of the main building, and contains windows that provides daylight into a chapel that lies within the heart of the building. Around the perimeter there was originally accommodation for a Mother and six Sisters. The building remained in use until the 1970s, after which point the Hospital Trustees passed the building to the Landmark Trust in 1983, which has restored and preserved the building and made it available as historical holiday accommodation.
- "Landmark Trust website: Beamsley Hospital". Retrieved 22 May 2011.
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