Almshouses :: Shared Description

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
by N Chadwick
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TQ5841 : Gallard's Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL4557 : Royal Albert Homes by N Chadwick
SU8981 : Smythes Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ3878 : Trinity Hospital by N Chadwick
TQ6240 : Almshouses, Hastings Rd by N Chadwick
TQ6240 : The Almshouses, Pembury by N Chadwick
TQ9549 : Peirce House by N Chadwick
TL4558 : King Street Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ5845 : Almshouses, Pembury Rd by N Chadwick
TQ5841 : Gallard's Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ7655 : Hunter's Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ5946 : Almshouses, Church St by N Chadwick
TR0161 : Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ3265 : Hospital of the Holy Trinity, Croydon by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Almshouse, King St by N Chadwick
TQ5354 : Sevenoaks School Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ3938 : Sackville College, East Grinstead by N Chadwick
TQ5250 : Edwardian almshouses, village green, Weald by N Chadwick
TL4557 : Royal Albert Homes by N Chadwick
SO5174 : Hosyers Almshouses, College St by N Chadwick
TQ7655 : Hunter's Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL8279 : Cottage Homes, Elveden by N Chadwick
TQ7468 : La Providence Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL8279 : Cottage Homes, Elveden by N Chadwick
TQ3570 : The Royal Waterman's and Lighterman's Asylum by N Chadwick

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Created: Wed, 25 Jan 2012, Updated: Wed, 25 Jan 2012

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