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'''San Giacomo del Colosseo '''used to stand right by the Colosseum at its east end, where its ruined outer wall terminates. It was not attached to the monument, although there was only a narrow gap between them.
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'''San Giacomo del Colosseo '''was a mediaeval hospital church that used to stand right by the Colosseum at its east end. This is in the rione Campitelli.
   
There was a small hospital attached, and the two formed a detached set of buildings. The complex was demolished in 1815, because its proximity to the Colosseum was deemed to be aesthetically unpleasing.
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The dedication was to St [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James,_son_of_Zebedee James the Great].
A map on the external website shows the arrangement.
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==History==
===External link===
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The small hospital of ''San Giacomo '' was first recorded in [[1383]], and became a dependency of the Lateran hospital in the following century. It was closed, and the church deconsecrated, at the end of the 16th century.
[http://romeartlover.tripod.com/Vasi51.html#Fini Map]
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However the edifice survived, and is shown on the Nolli map of [[1748]] as a hay barn belonging to the larger hospital.
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The complex was finally demolished in [[1815]], because its proximity to the Colosseum was deemed to be aesthetically unpleasing. 14th century wall paintings were recorded as uncovered during the demolition.
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==Location==
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where its ruined outer wall terminates. It was not attached to the monument, although there was only a narrow gap between them.
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==Appearance==
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==External links==
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[http://romeartlover.tripod.com/Vasi51.html#Fini "Romeartlover" web-page]
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[http://nolli.uoregon.edu/map/index.html?xurl=-59.195&yurl=-29.34&surl=2000 Nolli map (look for 937)]
 
[[Category:Deconsecrated churches]]
 
[[Category:Deconsecrated churches]]
 
[[Category:Demolished churches]]
 
[[Category:Demolished churches]]

Revision as of 17:54, January 10, 2013

San Giacomo del Colosseo was a mediaeval hospital church that used to stand right by the Colosseum at its east end. This is in the rione Campitelli.

The dedication was to St James the Great.

History

The small hospital of San Giacomo  was first recorded in 1383, and became a dependency of the Lateran hospital in the following century. It was closed, and the church deconsecrated, at the end of the 16th century.

However the edifice survived, and is shown on the Nolli map of 1748 as a hay barn belonging to the larger hospital.

The complex was finally demolished in 1815, because its proximity to the Colosseum was deemed to be aesthetically unpleasing. 14th century wall paintings were recorded as uncovered during the demolition.

Location

where its ruined outer wall terminates. It was not attached to the monument, although there was only a narrow gap between them.

Appearance

External links

"Romeartlover" web-page

Nolli map (look for 937)

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