International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

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Buckinghamshire County Museum

Location

Category Museum
Organization The Leprosarium of St Margaret
Country United Kingdom
Address The Leprosarium of St Margaret, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, (SU 8574 9328), UK
Telephone +44 1296 331441
Email museum@buckscountymuseum.org
URL http://www.buckscountymuseum.org/

Notes

Buckinghamshire County Museum looks after collections made by the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society (BAS) and the County Council over the past 150 years and is the main centre for studying the material past of the county. The collection includes archaeological finds excavated from the Leper [sic] Hospital of St Margaret, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The collection includes the bones of 10-12 adults, showing signs of leprosy, and other finds. Item number: AYBCM : 1986.346.1-

Details of the excavation of this leprosarium are published in: Farley M. and Manchester K (1989) The Cemetery of the Leper Hospital of St Margaret, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire., Medieval Archaeology. 33:82-9

Entry updated January 2016

Contact

Name Curator
Organization Buckinghamshire County Museum
Address Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP
Email museum@buckscountymuseum.org
URL http://www.buckscountymuseum.org/museum/collections/

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