TQ2497 : Wilbraham Almshouses

taken 7 years ago, near to Monken Hadley, Barnet, Great Britain

Wilbraham Almshouses
Wilbraham Almshouses
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
Monkton Hadley (Hadley Green)
Monken Hadley is an ancient country village north of Barnet, it is now a suburban development situated on the very edge of Greater London. The church dates back to the 15th century. Many of the buildings are listed. The village is close to the site of the Battle of Barnet (1471). Part of the village is Hadley Green a local nature reserve.
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Almshouses are charitable housing provided to enable people (typically elderly people who can no longer work to earn enough to pay rent) to live in a particular community. They are often targeted at the poor of a locality, at those from certain forms of previous employment, or their widows, and are generally maintained by a charity or the trustees of a bequest.
Alms are, money or services donated to support the poor and indigent. Almshouses were established from the 10th century in Britain, to provide a place of residence for poor, old and distressed folk. The first recorded almshouse was founded in York by King Athelstan; the oldest still in existence is the Hospital of St. Cross in Winchester, dating to about 1132. In the Middle Ages, the majority of European hospitals functioned as almshouses.
An incomplete list of British Almshouses can be found at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Health and social services 
Period (from Tags)
17th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 248 974 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.6912N 0:11.7713W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 248 974
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Listed Building  Almshouses 

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