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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SY9187 : Datestone by Bob Harvey
SY9187 : Almshouses by Bob Harvey
TQ5539 : Molyneux Almshouses, Nellington Rd, Rusthall by N Chadwick
TF0920 : Alsmhouse by Bob Harvey
TQ5343 : Almshouses, Penshurst by N Chadwick
SY9681 : Corfe Castle Almshouses by N Chadwick
SX4854 : Lanyons Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL4557 : Royal Albert Homes by N Chadwick
TQ5841 : Gallard's Close by N Chadwick
SY9287 : Alms House, Wareham by N Chadwick
TL4558 : King Street Almshouses by N Chadwick
TR1557 : Coopers Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Jakenett's Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Almshouse, King St by N Chadwick
TL4557 : Royal Albert Homes by N Chadwick
TL4557 : Royal Albert Homes by N Chadwick
TQ6240 : Almshouses, Hastings Rd by N Chadwick
SX4854 : Lanyons Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL4558 : King Street Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ2497 : Wilbraham Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Jakenett's Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ0396 : Almshouse, Dog Kennel Lane by N Chadwick
TR0161 : Almshouses, South St by N Chadwick
TQ2496 : Leather Selers Almshouses and Church by N Chadwick
TL4559 : Victoria Homes by N Chadwick

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

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