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Historic Site

St Giles Leper Hospital Remains

St Giles Leper Hospital Remains

Contact

Maldon Town Council

01621 857373

Address

Spital Road,
Maldon,
Essex,
CM9 6EA

Details

Situated in an unexpected oasis of tranquillity on Spital Road is one of Maldon's best kept archaeological secrets. The chapel was founded to provide services to the lepers and became a general hospital for the poor and infirm. It was connected to Beeleigh Priory and, following the dissolution of the monasteries, served as a farm building for many centuries until work commenced to restore the ruins in the 1920s. The remains of St Giles represent the town's only standing Scheduled Ancient Monument: most of the existing structure dates from the 12th Century and contains Roman bricks. This peaceful enclave is the perfect spot to while away a contemplative hour.

Accepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Grassed area around ruins. No marked paths. No facilities.

Opening details

By prior arrangement with Town Council.

Location

Directions

See location of St Giles Leper Hospital Remains on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 843064  Lat: 51.72670 Long: 0.66724

By Road:
On Spital Road, Maldon. Parking in nearby side streets.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Grassed area around ruins. No marked paths. No facilities.