Sherburn Hospital, Sherburn House, Durham

  • Description

    "Founded as "Christ's Hospital at Sherburn", the building stands in a secluded valley near Durham. The hamlet in which it is located is known as Sherburn House. It must surely have taken its name from that ancient foundation by Bishop Pudsey, who founded the original buildings for the recuperation of lepers about the year 1181-84. Originally, it housed 65 "poor brethren or lepers" and was reorganised by Bishop Langley in 1429, who reduced the number of residents to just fifteen. The building is now a care home administered by the Sherburn House Charity and its various buildings have a chequered history. For more see ." Photo by Alan Fearon, 2005.
  • Owner

    Alan Fearon
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 809 times
    Picture Taken: 2005-11-07
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