95. THE HOSPITAL OF RACHENESS
At Racheness in the parish of South Acre, there
was a leper hospital, with church or chapel dedicated to St. Bartholomew, of early foundation.
It was subordinate to the priory of Castle Acre.
By an undated deed, temp. Henry II, Herbert de
South Acre gave the land on which stood the
church of St. Bartholomew, with three roods
about it, and two acres at Burston, to Castle Acre
Priory, for the use of the lepers there remaining,
together with half the foldcourse and common
of pasture, where his stock and that of his
brother Alan fed. (fn. 1)
||Harl. MS. 2110, fols. 22, 87; Blomefield, Hist. of Norf. vi, 76.