Keys to the Past

Magdalene Leper Hospital (Bamburgh)

This is the site of a hospital for lepers founded before 1256. It was dedicated to St Mary Magdalene. Although it was abolished in 1326 place-name evidence from a 17th century survey and a 18th century map show that it was found in this area. No remains survive to be seen.

Reference number:N5254
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Geophysical Survey for the Bamburgh Research Project 2004; TimeScape Archaeological Surveys
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Two sites within Bamburgh Village 2014; Bamburgh Research Project

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bamburgh


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