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Early-attested site in the Parish of New Windsor

Historical Forms

  • Le Spitell 1535 VE
  • Le Spittill' 1548 LRMB
  • the Spittle 1573 SpecCom
  • Spitall 1761 Rocque


Spital, Le Spitell 1535 VE, Le Spittill '1548LRMB , the Spittle 1573SpecCom , Spitall 1761 Rocque. Cf. Spitelesbrig , Spitelesbrugg 1251 Ch; Le Spitulstrete 1351PubLibDoc , Spittlestrete 1554LRMB ; Spitelhulle 1339ECR , Spytelhulle 1418Windsor , Spittill Hill Medowe 1548LRMB , Spittle Hill , Spittle Hill Meadow 1573SpecCom , Spittle Hills 1818ECR . ME  spitel 'hospital' from which were named a bridge, street and hill. This was the site of a hospital for lepers, v. VCH II, 101–2.