57. THE HOSPITAL OF ST. LEONARD, IPSWICH
There was a third leper hospital of early foundation at Ipswich—that of St. Leonard, in the
parish of St. Peter, near the old church of
St. Augustine, (fn. 1) probably but slenderly endowed,
and relying chiefly on the alms of travellers. A
commission appointed in 1520 to define the
bounds of the town of Ipswich began its report
in these terms:—
'From the bull stake on the Cornhill in the said
burgh of Yepiswiche unto the close of the hospitall of Seynt Leonard, & from thens . . .' (fn. 2)
It escaped suppression under Henry VIII and
Edward VI. In 1583 Henry Bury was appointed 'Master of the hospital and Sick House
of St. Leonard,' vacant by the death of Philip
Apprice. At the same time Henry Lawrey,
beadle of the hospital, had £1 6s. 8d. added to
his salary for his great pains.
In 1606 'the preaching place' in the hospital
was ordered to be restored and the head of the
pulpit ceiled. (fn. 3)
||Taylor, Index Mon. 116.
Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. ix, 232.
||Add. MS. 19094, fol. 144.