Tickhill Parish Room began life in 1470 as Saint Leonard's Hospice / Hospital.
Between the Norman conquest and the middle of the sixteenth century, almost 700 hospitals were founded in England. Many of them were not hospitals in the modern sense. Their name was derived from the Latin term hospitalis, which meant "to be concerned with hospites, or guests" and visitors were anyone who needed a place to stay.
In the Middle Ages Hospices flourished as places of hospitality for the wounded, sick, or dying, as well as for pilgrims and travellers.