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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TQ5343 : Almshouses, Penshurst by N Chadwick
TR0161 : Almshouses, West Wing by N Chadwick
TR0161 : Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ2496 : Leather Selers Almshouses and Church by N Chadwick
TQ2497 : Wilbraham Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ2597 : Pagitt's Almshouses, Monken Hadley by N Chadwick
SO5174 : Hosyers Almshouses, College St by N Chadwick
TQ7630 : Dunk's School and Almshouses, Hawkhurst by N Chadwick
TQ5354 : Sevenoaks School Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ5841 : Gallard's Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ6957 : Elizabeth Smith Almshouses, Mill St by N Chadwick
TQ5161 : Almshouses, High St by N Chadwick
TQ5841 : Gallard's  Almshouses, Southborough by N Chadwick
SU9949 : Caleb Lovejoy Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ1676 : Sir Thomas Ingrams Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ1675 : Sermons Almshouses by N Chadwick
SU9949 : Caleb Lovejoy Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ2396 : Eleanor Palmer Trust Almshouses, Barnet by N Chadwick
TQ5946 : Almshouses, Church St by N Chadwick
SO7137 : St Katherine's Hospital and Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ5845 : Petley Court, Pembury Rd by N Chadwick
TQ3373 : Dulwich Village: Edward Allyn House by N Chadwick
TQ5539 : Molyneux Almshouses, Nellington Rd, Rusthall by N Chadwick
TQ5446 : Almshouses, Leigh by N Chadwick
TQ5250 : Edwardian almshouses, village green, Weald by N Chadwick

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

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