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Harehope leper hospital (Eglingham)

Burton Lazars is the site of a medieval leper hospital. It was founded before 1230 and dissolved before 1350, possibly coinciding with the onset of the Black Death in 1348. Pieces of late 13th century stonework have been described built into Eglingham Hall and may have come from the hospital buildings.

Reference number:N3618
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; J H Ostridge

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Eglingham

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