Hospitals

Buildings that house establishments, often charitable institutions, for the reception, housing, and care of pilgrims, travellers, or the needy. The term was originally reserved for the similar establishments of the Knights Hospitallers.

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hospitals
hospital
spitals
spittles

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Buildings that house establishments, often charitable institutions, for the reception, housing, and care of pilgrims, travellers, or the needy. The term was originally reserved for the similar establishments of the Knights Hospitallers.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300312214. The J. Paul Getty Trust.