Keys to the Past

Leper Hospital (Berwick upon Tweed)

This is the site of a hospital for lepers built in 1234. A stone tower was built for protection from Scottish raiders in 1369. However, the building has long been demolished and nothing can be seen at the site today.

Reference number:N4135
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Spittal Point scoping survey 2008; Tyne and Wear Museums
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Spittal Point, Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed 2010; TWM Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Berwick upon Tweed


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