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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TQ5446 : Southdown House, The Square by N Chadwick
TL4457 : Perse Almshouses by N Chadwick
SY9287 : Dedicatory plaque by Bob Harvey
TQ6957 : Elizabeth Smith Almshouses, Mill St by N Chadwick
TQ5946 : Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ5946 : Almshouses, Church St by N Chadwick
TQ5946 : 6 - 11, Church St by N Chadwick
TQ1675 : Sermons Almshouses by N Chadwick
SU8981 : Smythes Almshouses by N Chadwick
TR1557 : John Smith's Hospital by N Chadwick
TQ5841 : Gallards Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ0396 : Almshouses, Dog Kennel Lane by N Chadwick
SU9949 : Caleb Lovejoy Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ2396 : Eleanor Palmer Trust Almshouses, Barnet by N Chadwick
TQ6240 : Pembury Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Almshouse, King St by N Chadwick
TQ0396 : Almshouses, Dog Kennel Lane by N Chadwick
TQ3584 : Monger Almshouses by N Chadwick
TR1557 : Coopers Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ3878 : Trinity Hospital by N Chadwick
TQ5841 : Gallard's Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL4557 : Royal Albert Homes by N Chadwick
TL4557 : Royal Albert Homes by N Chadwick
TQ5343 : Almshouses by N Chadwick
SU9949 : Caleb Lovejoy Almshouses by N Chadwick

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

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