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St Leonard's Hospital (ruins), Denwick


The remains of the medieval St Leonard's Hospital are beside the B6341 road, about ¾ mile north of Alnwick and a mile west of the village of Denwick. The hospital was founded by Eustace de Vescy, sometime between 1193 and 1216, for the poor, aged and sick.[1] In 1376 it became annexed to Alnwick Abbey. The hospital is thought to have become disused in the 16th century and fell into ruins. It's location was lost until 1845 when a field was ploughed and the foundations were discovered, along with a stone coffin and over 20 skeletons. The ruins were partially rebuilt using the original stones in c.1848, for the Duke of Northumberland.[2] The ruins are an ancient scheduled monument and a Grade II listed building.

Denwick Scheduled Ancient Monument Historic Buildings and Monuments in Denwick Civil Parish Alnwick Abbey
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St Leonard's Hospital, Denwick

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Remains of St Leonard's Hospital

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RUINS OF ST LEONARD'S HOSPITAL - Denwick - List Entry
- "Hospital ruins, c.1200 re-erected c.1845 by F.R. Wilson. Squared stone and rubble with cut dressings. Hall with narrower chapel to east and other buildings (now grassed-over foundations ...

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St Leonard's Hospital (Denwick)
- "The hospital was founded sometime between 1193 and 1216 for the poor, aged and sick. To begin with it was an independent establishment, but in 1376 it became annexed to ...

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Alnwick Abbey
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Alnwick Abbey
- Overview About Alnwick Abbey Map Street View   Alnwick Abbey was founded as a Premonstratensian monastery in 1147 by Eustace fitz John near Alnwick, England, as a daughter house of ...

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List number: 1371058
List grade: 2
Keys to the Past HER: N4490
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NU1880214382

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