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St Giles Hospital (Hexham)

This was the site of St Giles Hospital, which was founded to look after the poor and sick, especially lepers. It was created in 1114 but was abolished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, when it was converted into a house. An Anglo-Saxon stone cross was also found at this site. There may have been an earlier church at the site before the Hospital was founded. The modern building at this site is the club house of Hexham Golf Club and no traces of the medieval building survive.

Reference number:N8568
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Archaeological Survey of Hexham 1988; ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT FOR NORTH EAST ENGLAND

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hexham


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