n.1.Same as Beadhouse.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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COVENTRY benefactor Thomas Bond died on March 18, 1506, and specifically left farmland and property in his will to pay for the founding of a "bedehouse".
Occupants of a bedehouse had to be "sayers of prayers" and of generally good character.
Thomas asked that the bedehouse, or Bond's Hospital as it became known, be built on the site of Bablake College, which was already owned by his Guild.