Keys to the Past

St John the Baptist's Leper Hospital (Adderstone with Lucker)

A leper hospital was founded at Warenford before 1253. However, by 1399 it was deserted and had become a hermitage. It is thought the hospital was dedicated to St John the Baptist. The location of this hospital is currently unknown although on the evidence of some field names and a well some sites have been suggested to the south and north.

Reference number:N4919
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; J H Ostridge

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Source of Reference
Local History of Adderstone with Lucker

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