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St. Giles Hospital (Maldon)

St. Giles Hospital is now a picturesque ruin beside the road leading towards Danbury in the ancient Essex town of Maldon.

It was founded as a leper hospital by Henry II at what was then known as Little Maldon in the 11th century.

The surviving walls are of part of two transepts and the chancel of a chapel, and contain a considerable amount of Roman brick.

During the 15th century, the master was given all Maldon's forfeited defective bread, flesh and fish, for the inmates to eat.

Today, the ruins stand in a garden.

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