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placename:- St Leonard's Chapel
locality:- Wigton
parish Wigton parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
chapel; hospital; religious house
coordinates:- NY2548
10Km square:- NY24
References Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

1Km square NY2548

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 186:-
... Here was antiently an hospital, or free chapel dedicated to St. Leonard, to which Mr. Pegge is of opinion belongs a seal found in Pickering castle, c. York, and given me 1785 by Mr. Simpson surveyor there. It is of wood, which is an unusual material, not unlike a butter pat, and has the representation of the deity with the crucifix, circumscribed SEGILLVM WIGHTON. ...

placename:- St Leonard's Chapel
person:- : Pegge, Mr
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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