author={Sethina Watson},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  pages={75 - 94}
  • Sethina Watson
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • History
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
Abstract The hospital was brought to England by the Normans and rapidly absorbed into pre-Conquest frameworks of land-tenure, custom and alms. These charitable houses became a recognised and popular type of house, distinct in form and development from both monasteries and French hospitals. Although its constitution was not written, the early hospital had a consistent arrangement, physical in substance and purpose: it was a form of sited alms, with regular, visible, dependent provisioning. Its… 
Poor Relief in England, 1350-1600
1. Introduction Part I. Late Medieval and Early Tudor Patterns: 2. Seeking alms 3. Late medieval hospitals and almshouses 4. Aid given through and by the parish Part II. Profound Change during the
The Archaeology of the Medieval Hospitals of England and Wales, 1066-1546
This thesis provides the first comprehensive synthesis of the archaeology of the medieval hospitals of England and Wales in two decades, bringing together a broad array of academic publication and
Medieval Leper Hospitals in England: An Archaeological Perspective
Abstract LATER MEDIEVAL ENGLAND possessed over 300 documented leper hospitals, representing around a quarter of all hospital foundations, but to date a sustained discussion of this archaeological
Scottish Augustinians: a study of the regular canonical movement in the kingdom of Scotland, c. 1120-1215
The Augustinian canons have never enjoyed the level of scholarly attention afforded to the monastic and mendicant movements of the central middle ages. This disparity has been particularly acute in
A Biocultural Approach to Understanding the Presence of Children from Medieval Hospitals in England: What Can We Learn from Archaeological Investigations?
ABSTRACT The revival of monasticism in the eleventh century promoted greater seclusion of monks and the re-positioning of care offered to the community. The increasing prevelance of leprosy also
The archaeology of the Monastic Order of the Gilbertines
The Order of St Gilbert of Sempringham was founded around 1130 and was notable both for its double houses, containing canons and nuns, and the claim of later historians that it was the only truly
Textual Representations of Almsgiving in Late Anglo-Saxon England
This thesis is a study of the textual representations of almsgiving in the homiletic and documentary sources of late Anglo-Saxon England. Almsgiving, a fundamental part of lay Christian devotional
Towards a building typology and terminology for Irish hospitals
A typology and terminology define the main components of Irish hospital building design to create a shared understanding around design, and support stakeholder engagement, as part of any collaborative design process.
Public Health and the Pre-Modern City: A Research Agenda
How and to what extent did pre-modern people go about creating healthier environments? Can we reasonably talk about public health when it comes to earlier urban societies? This essay briefly surveys
Review of Periodical Literature and Occasional Publications
The list includes periodical literature which appeared in 2007 and contained northern material (excluding reports of archaeological excavations and finds), as well as booklets or pamphlets which are


The Hospitals.
A similar pattern without named individuals can be seen in The Pipe Roll of 31 Henry 1 (1833, repr
  • 1929
180-1. 75 The correlation between leper houses and episcopal or honorial seats has been noted by Satchell, 'Emergence of Leper-Houses
  • Surtees Society LVI (1872)
For the 'ad' clause generally, Watson, 'Statutes and Constitutional Documents
  • Surtees Society CXXXVII
  • 1924