Keys to the Past

Hospital of Maison Dieu (Berwick upon Tweed)

The hospital of Maison Dieu (French for House of God) was founded in Berwick to look after lepers in 1287. There is nothing to be seen at the site now, and it is known to have been damaged in a siege in the 14th century.

Reference number:N2454
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1967; D Smith

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Berwick upon Tweed

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