SX2564 : Leper Window at St Martin's Church

taken 7 years ago, near to Liskeard, Cornwall, Great Britain

Leper Window at St Martin's Church
Leper Window at St Martin's Church
This small window is known locally as the Leper Window situated at the west end of the north aisle and of a type known as 'low side windows'. It is believed that the sacrament could be administered to leprosy sufferers, who would not have to enter the main church building. Whilst locals firmly believe this to be true, some doubt exists as close by at Maudlin Farm, now a retail park and supermarket complex, was a Leper Hospital which had its own chapel. Enquiries at the church however will direct you to the window which must have served a very specific purpose due to its size and close proximity to the outside ground level.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2540 6440 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:27.2033N 4:27.6539W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2540 6440
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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