105. THE HOSPITAL CALLED 'SPITTAL ON THE STREET'
The hospital called 'Spittal on the Street'
was built in 1396 by Thomas Aston, a canon
of Lincoln, and connected with the chapel of
St. Edmund, (fn. 1) where a chantry had been founded
in 1343 by John Vendour, vicar of Thimbleby. (fn. 2)
Thomas Aston also obtained permission from the
pope to appropriate to the new hospital the
churches of Little Carlton and Skellingthorpe, of
which he was patron. (fn. 3) A warden and a certain
number of poor persons were to be maintained in
the hospital, which was to remain under the
patronage of the dean and chapter of Lincoln.
This house was not suppressed among the
In 1858 a scheme was enrolled in the court of
Chancery for building and endowing the Aston
School at Market Rasen, altering the Grammar
School at Lincoln, &c.
Masters of the Hospital
Henry Lightborough, (fn. 4) resigned April, 1435
Henry Sibbe, (fn. 5) resigned September, 1435
John Smith, (fn. 6) resigned December, 1435
Richard Saunderson, (fn. 7) appointed December,
1435; resigned December, 1436
John Wylton, (fn. 8) appointed December, 1436
Robert, (fn. 9) occurs 1472
||Pat. 19 Ric. II, pt. ii, m. 1, and pt. i, m. 20;
Cal. of Pap. Letters, iv, 510.
||Linc. Epis. Reg. Inst. Bokyngham, 141 d.;
Pat. 16 Edw. II, pt. i, m. 28. The chapel at this
time was already called 'the chapel of St. Edmund,
Spittal of the Street,' though the foundation was only
a chantry to be served by a single chaplain, and no
hospital was then in existence. It seems most probable, therefore, that there had been a hospital there
at a still earlier date, which had given its name to the
place, and perhaps suggested the later foundation.
Cal. of Pap. Letters, v, 168.
||D. and C. Lincoln Chapter Acts, 1424-43,
||Ibid. fol. 109.
||Ibid. fol. 112.
||Ibid, fol, 119d.
||Ibid. 1465-78, fol. 115.