Monument record MYO4981 - Layerthorpe Hospital


Founded before 1407 by one of the Bigot family, it was located just within Layerthorpegate. It was alowed to fall into ruin by a member of the Bigot family circa 1535.


Grid reference SE 6081 5207 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Layerthorpe Hospital.—All that is known of this hospital is Leland's statement. 'Ther was a place of the Bigotes hard withyn Laithorp Gate, and by it an hospital of the Bigotes foundation. Syr Francis Bygot let booth the Hospital and his House al to ruine.' It is probably the same as the Layerthorpe Bridge Maison Dieu, said to be mentioned in 1407.

'Hospitals: York', in A History of the County of York: Volume 3, ed. William Page (London, 1974), pp. 336-352.

NMR Information

1 Union Terrace : excavations in the Horsefair Microfiche in pocket inside back cover 1989 by J D Richards, C Heighway and S Donaghey fasc.1
2 Medieval religious houses in England and Wales 1971 by David Knowles and R Neville Hadcock p408

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

Victoria County History ed. William Page, 1974, A History of the County of York Volume 3 (Bibliographic reference). SYO2397.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History ed. William Page. 1974. A History of the County of York Volume 3. 3.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 11 2020 2:02PM


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