Medieval London

St. Mary Spital (Charnal House)

Dublin Core

Title

St. Mary Spital (Charnal House)

Subject

St. Mary Spital Cemetery

Description

The charnal house, built in 1320, is the remaining portion of the cemetery of St Mary Spital Hospital and Priory. This charnal house is where bones that were disturbed during the digging of graves in the cemetery were stored. After the closing of the monasteries in London the charnal house was used as a home, but was eventually demolished in 1700. It was rediscovered in 1999 during archaeological excavations. The charnal house is located in Bishops Square, near Liverpool Street Station. It is subterranean and encased in glass and can be viewed from above as well as from one side via the stairs or lift leading to the subterranean viewing area.

Creator

Photos by Jonathan Milohnić

Date

1320

Contributor

Jonathan Milohnić

Rights

Jonathan Milohnić

Type

Still photo

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Charnal House

Files

Citation

Photos by Jonathan Milohnić, “St. Mary Spital (Charnal House),” Medieval London, accessed November 19, 2017, http://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/231.
# Google Analytics Portion 06-02-2016