TQ6240 : The Almshouses, Pembury

taken 3 years ago, near to Pembury, Kent, Great Britain

The Almshouses, Pembury
The Almshouses, Pembury
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
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.
An incomplete list of British Almshouses can be found at LinkExternal link
Pembury
Pembury is a village just to the north east of Tunbridge Wells. It is located on the old route of the A21, but has now been bypassed. The village has a wide range of services including several pubs, shops and eating places. The main hospital for Tunbridge Wells is located on the edge of the village.
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TQ6240, 199 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Health and social services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6261 4072 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:8.5593N 0:19.3925E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6258 4071
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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