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Essential maintenance

HES is currently undertaking essential maintenance on our web services. This will limit access to services in the following ways:

- Subscription access for HES online services will be unavailable (Scran, NCAP)

 - Image purchasing options will be limited (Canmore, Britain from Above, Scran, NCAP)

 - Any enhanced services which require a log in will be unavailable (My Canmore, Britain from Above contributions, Scran contribute)

 General access to these services will all continue. Enquiries will still be able to be submitted.

 We anticipate services to be restored from Monday 1st February 2021.



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A hospital where people with leprosy are cared for. During the medieval period, this usually comprised a church and separate accommodation for lepers.

Leper House (Non-Preferred)


Related Terms

Term Note
ALMSHOUSE A privately funded building providing accommodation for the poor.
LEPER COLONY Buildings used by a community of people with leprosy, living in isolation from nearby towns and villages. Linked Data resource