SU9597 : Inscription on the Almhouses in Old Amersham

taken 5 months ago, near to Amersham, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Inscription on the Almhouses in Old Amersham
Inscription on the Almhouses in Old Amersham
This photo shows the inscription on the almshouses at 94-104 High Street HP7 0DS. It has the following wording:
Sir William Drake of Shardeloes in Ye County of Bucks Knight & Baronet.
In the year of our Lord 1657 to the Glory of God and for the releef of six poor
Widdows well reputed in this Parish hath built six Almes Houses.
With all conveniences to them and
A very good allowance for Ever
At his owne Cost and Charges

Above the inscription is the coat of arms, presumably of Sir William Drake (1606-1669).
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Amersham Old Town 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9545 9739 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:40.0314N 0:37.2747W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9546 9742
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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