Infirmerie

This room is part of the Infirmary building. From way back, this complex, which was similar to a hospital, was one of the important components of the Flemish Beguinages which usually go back to the 13th to 14th century.


This room is located on the ground floor of the Infirmary building, and is accessible to wheelchairs.

A little history

This room is part of the Infirmary building. From way back, this complex, which was similar to a hospital, was one of the important components of the Flemish Beguinages which usually go back to the 13th to 14th century. Most of the patients were sick and infirm Beguines, but women from the city who lacked the means of subsistence were apparently also looked after there. The Infirmary complex was closed off from the other sections of the Beguinage, and had its own entrance. It was a completely self-supporting institution: farms, forests, agricultural land, a dairy, a bakery and a cheese dairy all belonged to the Infirmary. The main source of income, however, was bequests and legacies. Everything was managed by two infirmary mistresses, who submitted accounts at regular intervals to the prioresses and the pastor. In the Infirmary room were 13 alcoves where patients were looked after. The roof truss which is now exposed dates, like the room itself, from the mid-16th century.

Setup facility

Theater Klas U Blok
250 100
Met dansvloer Zonder dansvloer
160 200

Lengte / Breedte
27,8 x 8,9m

Gallery

Compare with the other facilities

Zaal Meetings Lunch/Diner Lengte / Breedte
Theater Klas U Blok Met dansvloer Zonder dansvloer
Anna De Paepe 35 24 21 18 8,1 x 6,2m
B. Lipsius 14 16 20 6,9 x 5,2m
Begga 10 4,5 x 6,0m
Bisschopskamer 40 32 21 28 45 8,0 x 8,0m
E. Van Ophem 10 4,4 x 6,0m
Florquin 20 15 15 15 8,2 x 6,1m
H. Geesttafel 50 36 26 32 50 12 x 5,5m
Infirmerie 250 100 160 200 27,8 x 8,9m
Lemaire 130 60 45 10 70 110 16,8 x 8,0m
M. Roelands 12 14 5,9 x 4,6m
St. Anna 16 7,0 x 4,0m
St. Barbara 60 50 34 30 14,0 x 5,5m
St. Gommarius 18 8.2 x 6.2m
Swerius 24 24 24 24 6,0 x 14,0m
Van Hamaele 50 40 29 20 9,7 x 8,0m
Willem Van Croy 160 16,0 x 15,0m

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