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40                    THE SUSSEX COAST
St. James's Hospital for Lepers was possibly founded by the good Queen Maud, wife of Henry I. Its slender endowments are handed over to the excellent Chichester Infirmary, and its visible remains are confined to fragments built into a thatched cottage on the West Hampnett Road, and the name of a neighbouring thoroughfare, Spitalfield Lane.
Besides those already mentioned, there are three churches within the walls, small and not very interesting, All Saints in the Pallant, St. Andrew's where Collins lies at rest, and St. Peter the Less with a miniature tower, the only Mediaeval one besides those of the Cathedral. There was in Norman times a Chapel of St. Cyriac, a child who suffered with his mother at Tarsus in Cilicia during the Diocletian persecution. St. Martin's was taken down in 1904; it had been largely rebuilt by Martha Dear, who died in 1807, and of whom we learn from a tablet, now removed to St. Olaf's,
" She was just without severity Charitable without ostentatiou and Pious without enthusiasm."
In other words, she would have nothing to do with the Methodist Movement.
At the centre of the city is the beautiful old Market Cross, so-called from a feature which is replaced by a weather-cock. It is octagonal with a round central pillar and its rib-vaulted space, where men may sell without the payment of dues, is open to all the winds of heaven by eight arches with buttresses between. The walls are adorned with late Perpendicular panelling and other ornament, eight flying buttresses slope up to the
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