Hospital of S. Mary Magdalen
Community ID
 
1030
 
Town
 
Norwich
 
Diocese
 
Norwich
 
Region
 
Norfolk
 
Medieval Location
 
The hospital was located on the causeway leading to Gaywood , on the site of an earlier Hospital run by brothers.
 
Modern Location
 
Lynn
 
Corporate Status
 
Hospital
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary Magdalene
 
Date Founded
 
1145
 
Date Terminated
 
1549. The buildings were sacked during Ket's Rebellion in 1549.
 
Religious Order
 
Not known
 
Rule
 
Not known
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded for a master and 12 brothers and sisters, 3 of whom were sick or leprous. The buildings were sacked & destroyed in 1549 during Ket's Rebellion. Peter the Chaplain , DD 117

 
Notable Heads
 

There are eleven known priors who headed the house between 1256 and 1570.

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Sisters, according to the statutes, had half membership when the hospital was founded. All were organized under a prior.

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

After the buildings were sacked and destroyed in Ket's Rebellion the hopital was taken by Edward VI late in his reign.

 
Assets/Property
 

The hospital's income was so low they had the privilege of collecting alms for two years in the 1340s.

 
Charitable/Work
 

The hospital cared for lepers and poor, incorporated mendicants, and distributed funds as a gift to members thruoughout the year.

 
Litigations
 

After the buildings were sacked and destroyed in Ket's Rebellion the hopital was taken by Edward VI late in his reign.

 
Early Documents
 

[1]Foundation document with statutes (1145)
[2]Confirmation of the founding of the hospital by the Bishop of Norwich. (1174)

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Contributors Notes
 

statutes : founder & archbishop Winchelsey 1145 : brothers & sisters share equal to income ; attend daily services

 
Date Started
 
1145
 
Date Finished
 
1549
 
Length
 
1147