HAREHOPE HOSPITAL AND THE ARRIVAL OF THE ORDER OF ST LAZARUS IN ENGLAND

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    Paper by David X. Carpenter, Oxford University, December 2016. "The Knights of St Lazarus of Jerusalem, though less well known than the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller, developed a significant presence in several European countries from the middle of the twelfth century onwards. The order had its roots in a leper hospital and church next to the walls of Jerusalem, first mentioned in 1142.....The leper hospital at Harehope, a mile north-west of Eglingham in Northumberland, not far from the Scottish border, was once one of St Lazarus’s most northerly outposts. Standing at the edge of Bewick Moor, its nearest substantial neighbour was Alnwick, some nine miles to the south-east, where there was already a stone-walled castle in the mid-twelfth century. Little if any trace of the hospital is now visible in the landscape. Fragmentary earthworks to the north and west of Harehope Farm are held to represent the remains of the hospital and its enclosures, and it has been suggested that an old stone cistern, cut into a sandstone outcrop some distance to the north, was used by its brethren....."
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    Link: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:f0b91cef-4737-4664-b3f3-a296cc3a0bba/download_file?file_format=pdf&safe_filename=Harehope%2Band%2BSt%2BLazarus%2Brevised%2Bversion.pdf&type_of_work=Journal+article
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