Keys to the Past

Medieval hospital at The Spital (Haltwhistle)

The Spital farmhouse, near the entrance to Blenkinsopp Hall, is thought to stand on the site of a medieval hospital. A hospital was founded here in 1274 but had gone out of use, or moved somewhere else, by 1500. There are no traces of a medieval building to be seen in the farm today.

Reference number:N6122
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haltwhistle

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