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HER Number:MDV71758
Name:St. Mary Magdalene's Hospital, Taddiport.


Site of medieval leper hospital founded in 1344.


Grid Reference:SS 487 186
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLittle Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishLITTLE TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEPER HOSPITAL (XIV - 1344 AD to 1344 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source, 9 (Migrated Record). SDV52248.

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

"St. Mary Magdalene's Hospital (Site of)" marked.

Doe, G. M., 1900, The Leper Hospital at Taddiport, 294 (Article in Serial). SDV323250.

Taddiport; site of medieval leper hospital, now disappeared. Other details: Plate.

Clay, R. M., 1909, Untitled Source, 287 (Monograph). SDV19696.

Knowles, D. + Hadcock, R. N., 1971, Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales, 325, 371 (Monograph). SDV323253.

Not supressed at the time of the Dissolution.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SS41NE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV323255.

The chapel of a Leper Hospital, mentioned 1344, remains at Taddiport. The hospital itself has completely disappeared.
A leper hospital with a chapel was founded by Ann Boteler in 1344, and in the 16th century seems to have been used for the poor.
Site visit on 27th November 1978. The chapel is still in use for services. No remains of the leper hospital.

Department of Environment, 1989, Little Torrington (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV12088.

Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene (PRN 427) was originally attached to a leper hospital .

Sources / Further Reading

SDV12088List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1989. Little Torrington. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV19696Monograph: Clay, R. M.. 1909. Medieval Hospitals of England. Unknown. 287.
SDV323250Article in Serial: Doe, G. M.. 1900. The Leper Hospital at Taddiport. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 32. 294.
SDV323253Monograph: Knowles, D. + Hadcock, R. N.. 1971. Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales. Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales. Unknown + Digital (part). 325, 371.
SDV323255Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SS41NE7.
SDV52248Migrated Record: 9.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV427Related to: Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene, Taddiport (Building)
MDV20306Related to: Fields Associated with Leper Hospital, Taddiport (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2015 10:34AM