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Perth, St Mary Magdelene's Hospital

Hospital (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Perth, St Mary Magdelene's Hospital

Classification Hospital (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Magdalene's Farm; Friarton

Canmore ID 28393

Site Number NO12SW 29

NGR NO 11 21

NGR Description NO c. 11 21

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Perth
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO12SW 29 c. 11 21.

Hospitals, Perth....St Mary Magdalene, persistently described as a nunnery, but clearly designated in records as a hospital of which the master had payments made to him from 1327. On November 24th, 1425, it is described as a poor's hospital, wont be governed by secular laymen.

D E Easson 1957.

Hospital of St Mary Magdalene.... stood about a mile south from Perth, on the west side of the present Edinburgh Road, and probably near the present homestead of the Magdalene's Farm, past which went the old road from Edinburgh. The date of its foundation, and the name of its founder are unknown. James I gifted it to the Carthusian Monastry (NO12SW 14) who suppressed it.

R S Fittes 1885.


Field Visit (1997 - 2001)

Derek Hall managed an Historic Scotland funded project to record medieval hospital sites in Scotland. Gazetteers were produced for each regional council area between 1997 and 2001 with an overall review in 2001.


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