Monument record IPS 154 - St James' Leper Hospital, Fore Street/Back Hamlet, Ipswich, (IAS 8901).

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St James' Leper Hospital.


Grid reference Centred TM 1706 4409 (32m by 19m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

St James' Leper Hospital. United to hospital of St Mary Magdalene, Ipswich in the 14th Century, common master for both, in gift of the bishop, to it was usually annexed the Church of St. Helen with the chapel of St Edmund. Vacant in October 1324 (S1).

1958: Some excavation by Brothwell, University College London. Incomplete skull of leper, indications of myelomatosis. Two layers of skeletons packed closely together, one foot apart, (S2-S3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History of Suffolk (Vol I 1911; Vol II 1907). VCH Suffolk, 2, 138.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 958-147.
  • <S3> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 8901.
  • <S4> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 8901.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 18 2018 9:41AM

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