Bridge House, Ickburgh, Norfolk

Bridge House, Ickburgh, Norfolk
Photograph taken 26 November 2001 © Mr John Giles. Source Historic England Archive ref: 220968

These buildings are the remains of a former leper hospital or hermitage. It was apparently founded in the reign of Edward I (1272-1307). This is when a grant of land was made by William Barentun to Henry Scharping for the maintenance of a chaplain in the Chapel of St Mary of New Bridge. It was dedicated to St Mary and St Lawrence. It was closed in 1548 as part of the Dissolution.

Location

Norfolk Ickburgh

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

leper hospital chapel religion charity Medieval (1066 - 1484)