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SITE OF ST EDMUND'S HOSPITAL, SPITAL ON THE STREET



Reference Name MLI50981

Name:
SITE OF ST EDMUND'S HOSPITAL, SPITAL ON THE STREET

Summary:
SITE OF ST EDMUND'S HOSPITAL, SPITAL ON THE STREET

Location:
HEMSWELL, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
The hospital 'Spittal on the Street', built in 1396 for a warden and poor persons, was connected with the chantry chapel of St Edmund, founded in 1343. The chantry was already known as 'the chapel of St Edmund, Spittal of the Street', although there is apparently no documentary evidence of an earlier hospital. The hospital and chapel were demolished in about 1594 and the materials used to build a Sessions House in 1619. {1}{2}{4}

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, where a chantry had been founded in 1343 by John Vendour, vicar of Thimbleby. 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. 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 hospitals generally at the Dissolution. {7}

See Lincolnshire Architectural and Archaeological Society journal of 1889 for a detailed history. {3}

Sources:
1 Index: OS CARD INDEX. HEMSWELL. SK 99 SE:3,1964, COLQUHOUN F
2 Index: SMR FILE. HEMSWELL. SK 99 SE:AE,1983, D.E.S.
3 Article in Serial: VENABLES, E.. 1889. Associated Architectural and Archaeological Societies’ Reports and Papers. VOL 20 pp264-298
4 Bibliographic Reference: Pevsner, N. and Harris, J., with Antram, N.. 1989. Buildings of England (Second Edition). Lincolnshire. 2nd Rev Edn p682
5 Bibliographic Reference: Knowles, D. and Hadcock, R. N.. 1971. Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales. pp333,393
6 Bibliographic Reference: CLAY, R.M.. 1909. THE MEDIEVAL HOSPITALS OF ENGLAND. pp264,303; PLATE 30
7 Bibliographic Reference: Page, W. (editor). 1906. The Victoria County History. Lincolnshire volume II. p235

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