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The maladrerie washhouse

place de la Maladrerie
6870 Saint-Hubert



Description

The maladrerie is an isolated place located outside the limits of a town which is dedicated to the provision of care for people with contagious diseases. In the Middle Ages, each town had its maladrerie. In our town, tradition tells us that we looked after lepers. A washhouse was necessary for the hygiene of the diseased. The one that is still there today is, of course, not the original building, but the design is the same. After the dismantling of the maladrerie, the washhouse became for public use.




Geographic situation