Hospitals
Wymondham

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Victoria County History

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William Page (editor)

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1906

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'Hospitals: Wymondham', A History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 2 (1906), pp. 453. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38325 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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105. THE HOSPITAL OF WYMONDHAM

Half a mile to the east of Wymondham stood Westwade chapel, originally built on a bridge. Here was a cell of Burton Lazars in Leicestershire, to which great lazar-house William de Albini, some time before 1146, gave sixscore acres of land in Wymondham parish. Thereupon the hospital of Burton Lazars built a small hospital or leper house on this site, in which was a master and two or three brethren. They sought alms of travellers who used this bridge. (fn. 1)

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1 Blomefield, Hist. of Norf. ii, 504-5; Tanner, Notitia, Norf. lxxvi, 2.