Record Details

NHER Number:17884
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of a medieval monastic hospital


A 12th century papal document states that the 'the knights of Jerusalem' established a hospital in Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith parish. Its exact location is unknown, although local legend associates a barn that once stood at Mill Farm (NHER 8026) with the hospital.

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'In this town was also an hospital belonging to the knights of St John of Jerusalem, and granted by them to this priory, as appears by the bull of Pope Alexander in 1163'.
Wrongly quoted as Knights Templars in (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 26 January 1982.

Informant [1] states that the actual bull simply says 'the knights of Jerusalem' which explains the confusion.
(S3) assigns it to the Knights Templars.
Local legend has associated this with the barn at Mill Farm (NHER 8026).
E. Rose (NAU), 30 September 1991.

Monument Types

  • HOSPITAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 21 NW 15.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1809. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol X. 375. p 441.
<S2>Serial: 1818. Excursions through Norfolk.
<S3>Publication: Knowles, D. and Hadcock, R. N. 1971. Medieval Religious Houses of England and Wales. pp 323, 365.

Related records

8026Related to: Mill Farm, site of post medieval watermill (Building)

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