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Victoria County History
A History of the County of Cumberland: Volume 2
J. Wilson (editor)
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'Hospitals: Wigton, Bewcastle, Caldbeck and Keswick', A History of the County of Cumberland: Volume 2 (1905), pp. 204. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39966 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.
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14. THE HOSPITAL OF ST. LEONARD, WIGTON
15. THE HOSPITAL OF LENNH', BEWCASTLE
16. THE HOSPITAL HOUSE OF CALDBECK
17. THE HOUSE OF ST. JOHN, KESWICK
This house had property in Waverton at
an early date, for it is mentioned in a charter
of Lambert son of Gillestephen of Waverton
that the land of the hospital was situated on
the east side of the vill. (fn. 2) When the chantries
were dissolved in 1546, George Lancaster
was incumbent of the hospital of St. Leonard,
Wigton. (fn. 3)
The collectors of the tenth, given by the
clergy of the diocese of Carlisle in 1294 to
Edward I. for the Holy Land, refer to this
house and reported that the hospital of Lennh'
in Bewcastle (Hospitale de Lennh' in Bothecaster) was unable to pay the assessment as
the land belonging to it lay uncultivated. (fn. 4)
Gospatric son of Orm gave this hospital
(hospitalem domum de Caldebech) with the church
of that place to the priory of Carlisle (fn. 5) some
time before 1170.
The house of St. John (domus sancti Johannis) existed either as a hospital or hermitage
in the early years of the thirteenth century (fn. 6)
and has bequeathed its name t the vale of
St. John near Keswick.
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