Keys to the Past

Wreighburn House Hospital (Thropton)

A medieval hospital was founded here in the late 13th century. It was closed down during the Dissolution of the monasteries. The site was sold in 1852 and a new house was built, using parts of an earlier 18th century building. The only traces of the medieval hospital are a stone with a cross carved onto it, which stands in the garden.

Reference number:N2842
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Thropton

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