The following has been copied from the Dedworth thread where the need for a 'Spital' thread was identified!
Hazel Austin wrote:
I've just been checking Maurice Bond's book "The Story of Windsor" (Local Heritage books, Newbury, 1984)
The leper hospital was founded in 1168 and dedicated to St Peter. It's likely that the main buildings were in St Leonards Road. It was expanded about a hundred years later, by being given 120 acres of Windsor Forest. This seems to have been the area between Bolton Road and Stag Meadow.
In 1462 Edward IV gave the hospital to Eton College. He goes on to mention some of the meadows becoming brickfields in the nineteenth century, and that there was a mineral water factory on the site of the leper hospital.
This seems to pinpoint the main hospital site to what was in my time the Royal Albert/Sunlight Laundry, and as I lived between the laundry and Bolton Road, I was dwelling on the land belonging to the hospital, and possibly on a patch occupied by one of its buildings!
Unfortunately there are no references in this part of the book to original documents.