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HOSPITAL OF ST JAMES THE LESS

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Hospital founded before 1189 for 14 leprous women, and 8 brethren, first documented during the 12th century. The brothers and sisters were in separate houses, and followed the Austin rule. It was demolished in 1531 for the construction of St James's Palace. Excavations in 1925 and 1990 have located burials and parts of the hospital including a possible chapel.

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