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Bolton Leper Hospital (Hedgeley)

Bolton Leper Hospital was founded in 1225. It became a small monastery in the 14th century. All that remains of the buildings, which would have included a chapel, a well, a perimeter wall and accommodation are earthworks, and the remains of some walls. Bolton Leper Hospital is a Scheduled Monument, protected by law.

Reference number:N4466
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hedgeley


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