TQ5446 : Southdown House, The Square

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

Southdown House, The Square
Southdown House, The Square
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
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TQ5446, 534 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5477 4641 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.7572N 0:12.8202E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5476 4644
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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