S. Margaret, Huntingdon
Community ID
 
955
 
Region
 
Huntingdon
 
Modern Location
 
Huntingdon
 
Corporate Status
 
Hospital
 
Dedication
 
Margaret
 
Date Founded
 
1165
 
Date Terminated
 
1461
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded sometime before 1165 by Malcolm IV of Scotland, who was also the Earl of Huntingdon. The hospital was founded to care for lepers.

 
Charitable/Work
 

It was founded for lepers but the hospital, perhaps due to plague, was nearly wiped out in the 14th century and became so poor that the brothers and sisters had to refuse a leper in 1340. They King also excused them from paying tithes.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

In 1461, the hospital was granted to the Master and Fellows of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1165
 
Date Finished
 
1461
 
Length
 
87