Site of Medieval Chapel of St Edmund, Bretford

Description of this historic site

Documentary evidence suggests that a Medieval chapel existed in Bretford. It had originally been built as a leper hospital. The exact location of the site is unknown.

Notes about this historic site

1 There was a chapel at Bretford unconnected with the nunnery of which a list of the incumbents from 1303-1360 exists. The site is now lost.
2 Founded in 12th century as a hospital for lepers; c1180 they were licensed to have a chaplain of their own. It lost its connection with lepers quite early, but chaplains are recorded in 1303 and 1360.
3 It was still in use as a leper house in 1274.
4 Noted by Ordnance Survey.

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