Keys to the Past

Barnard Castle, St. John's Hospital (Barnard Castle)

This is building is on the site of a medieval hospital. It was founded c.1230 by John Baliol, and was described as a 'low thatched building, containing one room only called the bedehouse'. In the 15th century it may have had its own church. Until 1950 it was used as a house though it is now a workshop.

Reference number:D1937
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Barnard Castle


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