Monument record MYO5097 - Hertergate (Friargate) Maison Dieu


Also known as Castle Hill Maison Dieu. Founded by Thomas Howm (Holme) for poor men and women with a bequest in 1390.


Grid reference SE 6039 5161 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Hertergate or Castle Hill Maison Dieu.—This was founded by Thomas Howm, brother of Robert Howm the founder of Monk Bridge Maison Dieu. In his will (1406) he bequeathed 30s. 'pauperibus in domo mea super le Castelhill.' The position of the Maison Dieu being both in Hertergate and Castle Hill it was known by both names. In the will of William Skynner it is also spoken of as Me masondieu super montem castri.' In 1390 Roger de Moreton left 2s. 'pauperibus hominibus et mulieribus in le Mesondieu Thome Howme in Hertergate.' It is referred to in the will of 'Margaret de Knaresburgh Semester' as 'Thomae Holme infra parochiam Sanctae Mariae ad portam castri.

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

NMR Information


Union Terrace : excavations in the Horsefair. Microfiche in pocket inside back cover 1989 by J D Richards, C Heighway and S Donaghey 18-Sep vol.11, fasc.1

Medieval religious houses in England and Wales 1971 by David Knowles and R Neville Hadcock p407

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

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Record last edited

Jul 6 2020 7:33PM


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