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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SY9287 : Alms House, Wareham by N Chadwick
TL4558 : King Street Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL4557 : Royal Albert Homes by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Jakenett's Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Almshouse, King St by N Chadwick
TL4557 : Royal Albert Homes by N Chadwick
TQ5539 : Molyneux Almshouses, Nellington Rd, Rusthall by N Chadwick
TQ5343 : Almshouses, Penshurst by N Chadwick
TQ5841 : Gallard's Close by N Chadwick
TR1457 : Almshouses by St Mildred's by N Chadwick
TQ2768 : Tate Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ9549 : Peirce House by N Chadwick
TR0161 : Almshouses, West Wing by N Chadwick
TQ0396 : Almshouse, Dog Kennel Lane by N Chadwick
TQ2497 : Wilbraham Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ2496 : Leather Selers Almshouses and Church by N Chadwick
TQ5841 : Gallard's  Almshouses, Southborough by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Jakenett's Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ6240 : Almshouses, Hastings Rd, Pembury by N Chadwick
TL4457 : Perse Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL8279 : Cottage Homes, Elveden by N Chadwick
SU8347 : Windsor Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ3570 : The Royal Waterman's and Lighterman's Asylum by N Chadwick
SO7137 : St Katherine's Hospital and Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ3265 : Hospital of the Holy Trinity, Croydon by N Chadwick

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

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