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Hospitals: St Clement & St Giles, Oxford

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A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1907.

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40. THE HOSPITAL OF ST. CLEMENT, OXFORD

In 1345 the prior of the Hospital of St. Clement by Oxford, 'who has not whereof to live,' was granted protection for two years to seek alms throughout the realm. (fn. 1)

41. THE HOSPITAL OF ST. GILES, OXFORD

Licence to collect alms was given to the master and brethren of the Hospital of St. Giles of Rotherweye, in Oxford, in 1330, 1336, and 1346. (fn. 2) A bequest was made in 1390 to 'the poor in the spitel by St. Giles church,' and Wood suggests that it was also called Bethlehem Hospital. (fn. 3)

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  • 1. Pat. 19 Edw. III, pt. ii, m. 16.
  • 2. Pat. 4 Edw. III, pt. i, m. 27; 10 Edw. III, pt. i, m. 11; 20 Edw. III, pt. i, m. 11.
  • 3. City of Oxf. (ed. Clark), ii, 497. Wood also thought that there was a hospital in Stockwell Street, but this was probably due to confusion with the tenements held in that street by the Hospitallers.