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St. Leonards Hospital (York)

St. Leonard's Hospital is one of the many ancient edifices in the historic cathedral city of York.

It stands just off Museum Street, close to the mediaeval St. Marys Abbey and Roman Multangular Tower.

Now in ruins, the hospital was originally founded in about 940 by Athelstan and called St. Peter's.

It was rebuilt by Archbishop Thomas and King Stephen in the early 12th century, and there was another rebuilding in the 13th century.

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the building was used as a Royal mint.

What survives today are the ambulatory, chapel and vaulted undercroft.

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