ST5394 : Powis Almshouses

taken 4 years ago, near to Chepstow/Cas-Gwent, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Powis Almshouses
Powis Almshouses
Not to be confused with Powys (the region), these almshouses were the work of Thomas Powis, a local wine trader. It is based on an older building with mediaeval cellars (for wine) and a hospital, and was constructed in 1721 with a bequeathment of 1,800; twelve poor people were given the means to keep themselves off the streets. It is a Grade II* listed building.

These were once known as the New Almshouses, in deference to the older ones (the Montague Almshouses) just a short walk along Upper Church Road - see ST5394 : The Old Almshouses. Also see ST5394 : To the cellars for the cellar doors.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 September, 2013
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Almshouses   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5344 9401 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.5771N 2:40.4555W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5346 9401
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