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St Leonards Hospital

Hob Uid: 27694
Location :
Redcar and Cleveland
Guisborough
Grid Ref : NZ5966014130
Summary : Site of a leper hospital. Originally founded at Hutton, it moved to Lowcross between 1218-34. It became a dependency of Guisborough Priory in 1275, and although last documented in 1339, there is no reason to believe that it did not survive until the Dissolution.
More information : (NZ 59661414) St. Leonards Hospital (NR) (Site of) (NAT). (1)

A hospital for lepers was founded, probably in the 12th century, at Hutton. The hospital was moved in the 13th century to Lowcross (see NZ 51 NE 29). Graves, in l808 refers to remnants of the hospital being converted into a farmhouse and out buildings. (2-3)

No surface remains of the hospital but sculptured stones found in fabric of outer walls of the house and stables at Hutton Home Farm (NZ 59601439) could possibly have come from the church attached to the hospital (see photos). (4)

(NZ 596141) Excavations carried out by C V Bellamy, 1965-67, and D B Hogg, l969, revealed the remains of a post Medieval farmhouse but no structural remains of the leper hospital.(see also YAJ 41 1966 43 1968 for details). (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1971
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Source : Medieval religious houses in England and Wales
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Source : The Victoria history of the county of York: volume three
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Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Graves, J, 1808. History of Cleveland
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JHO 25-JUN-53
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Source Number : 5
Source : Medieval archaeology : journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology
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Page(s) : 171
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Vol(s) : 14, 1970

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1218
Monument Type : Leper Hospital
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Cleveland)
External Cross Reference Number : 123
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NZ 51 SE 23
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 27576
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 28304
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NZ 51 SE 23
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1953-06-25
End Date : 1953-06-25
Associated Activities : Primary, ST LEONARD'S HOSPITAL,HUTTON LOWCROSS
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1965-01-01
End Date : 1969-12-31