TF0920 : Alms house Quadrangle

taken 4 years ago, near to Bourne, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Alms house Quadrangle
Alms house Quadrangle
This well-maintained garden is the principal view from the almshouses on West Street.

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Almshouses
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.
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TF0920, 958 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Date (from Tags)
1931 
Period (from Tags)
Early 20th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0913 2010 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.0489N 0:23.0387W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 09131 20115
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Almshouses  Bourne United Charities 

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