S. Mary Magdalene
Community ID
 
1071
 
Alternate Names
 
Hospital of Beccles
 
Town
 
Ipswich
 
Diocese
 
Norwich
 
Region
 
Suffolk
 
Medieval Location
 
Southside of placename on the site at the present time called S. Mary 's Hill
 
Modern Location
 
Beccles
 
Corporate Status
 
Hospital
 
Dedication
 
Mary Magdalene
 
Date Founded
 
1267 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1596 or later
 
Foundation Information
 

Traditionally, the hospital is thought to be founded by Ramp, a leper miraculously cured by a spring at this spot. Sisters appear in 1567.

 
Notable Heads
 

masters

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Margaret Hury of Oxford : sick , made a sister in 1575.

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Richard Walkfare, knight & others : manor rents in 1362. Testament locat cits : small cash donation and books in the 16th century.

 
Social Characteristics
 

Brothers and sisters.

 
Assets/Property
 

There are no suppression values since the community was not suppressed: no chantry attached.

 
Income
 

Few rents. Income was derived mostly from voluntary donations to brothers and sisters and the testaments of local benefactors.

 
Early Documents
 

Donation of Richard Walkfare in 1362.

 
Admin. Notes
 

DC 1 : first document cited VCH

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1267
 
Date Finished
 
1596
 
Length
 
595