SU3068 : The quadrangle at the Duchess of Somerset hospital Froxfield Wiltshire

taken 5 years ago, near to Froxfield, Wiltshire, Great Britain

The quadrangle at the Duchess of Somerset hospital Froxfield Wiltshire
The quadrangle at the Duchess of Somerset hospital Froxfield Wiltshire
Founded in1695, under the Will of Sarah, Duchess of Somerset, an important social benefactress, who wanted to build a set of houses and a chapel for widows from Wiltshire, Somerset and Berkshire. Over the course of time, this group of houses came to be called 'the collegiate' and is now referred to by residents as 'The College'.

Today, these 50 historic self-contained units, known as cottages, are fully modernised and maintained to a good standard. They are arranged in four terraces in the form of a quadrangle, with the ancient chapel at the centre of the green. Only women over 55 and single, widowed or divorced can apply to live here..

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 300 680 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.6463N 1:34.1682W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 300 680
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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