List of almshouses in the United Kingdom

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The following is a list of British almshouses:

England[edit]

Berkshire[edit]

Jesus Hospital, Bray
St Bartholomew's Hospital, Newbury
  • Andrew's Almshouses, also known as the Widow's House, Speenhamland
  • Westende Almshouses, Wokingham[1]
  • Dixon's Almshouses, Aldermaston
  • Donnington Hospital, Bucklebury & Iffley, Oxon
  • Horsemoor Green almshouses, Langley Marish
  • Jesus Hospital, Bray
  • John Isbury's Almshouses, Lambourn
  • Place's or Jacob Hardrett's Almshouses, Lambourn
  • The Haven of Rest Almshouses, Maidenhead[2]
  • St Mary's Almshouses, Newbury
  • Pearces Almshouses, Newbury
  • Old Hunt's Almshouses, Newbury
  • Coxedd's Almshouses, Newbury
  • Newbury Church & Almshouse Charity Almshouses, Newbury (Newtown Road & Harvest Green)
  • Kimber's Almshouses, Newbury
  • Raymond's Almshouses, Newbury
  • Essex Wynter Almshouses, Newbury
  • Mabel Luke Almshouses, Newbury
  • Robinson's Almshouses, Newbury
  • St Bartholomew's Hospital, also known as King John's Almshouses, Newbury
  • St Peter's Almshouses, Brimpton
  • Seymour Almshouses, Langley Marish
  • Vachel Almshouses, Reading

Brighton and Hove[edit]

Bristol[edit]

Buckinghamshire[edit]

  • The Almshouse Charity of Sir Ralph Verney, Middle Claydon, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
  • The Bishop King's Almshouses, Worminghall (1670)
  • Christ's Hospital, Buckingham
  • Miss Day's Almhouses, Amersham
  • Lady Dodd's Cottages, Ellesborough
  • Thomas Hickman's Almshouses, Aylesbury (1695)
  • Weedon's Almshouses, Chesham
  • Sir William Drake's Almhouse, Amersham

Cambridgeshire[edit]

King St Almshouses, Cambridge
South's Almshouses, Buckden
  • Burberry Homes, Buckden
  • Hospital of St. Anthony and St. Eligius known as Spital House a new-build, Cambridge
  • Countess of Hardwicke Almshouses, Arrington
  • Jakenett's Almshouses, Cambridge
  • John Street Almshouses, Cambridge (new-build)
  • Jenyns House, March Almshouse and Pension Charity, March
  • Kings Street Almshouses, Cambridge
  • Lady Peyton's Almshouses, Isleham
  • Mansfield Almshouses, Chesterton, Cambridge
  • Moretons Charity Almhouses, Cottenham (built 1853)
  • Parsons Almshouses, Ely
  • Perse Almshouses, Cambridge
  • Pilgrim's Rest Almshouses, St Ives
  • South's Almshouses, Buckden (built 1850)
  • St John's Almshouses, Huntingdon, (built 1847)
  • Storey's Almshouses, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge

Cheshire[edit]

Tollemache Almshouses, Nantwich
Wilbraham's Almshouses, Nantwich

Cornwall[edit]

Padstow Almshouses
  • Almshouses, St. Stephen in St. Stephen Brannel
  • Buller Almshouses, Barker’s Hill, Saltash
  • Earle’s Retreat, Trelawney Road, Falmouth
  • Fowey Almshouses, 1 Cobb’s Well, Fowey
  • Hugh Boscawen Almshouses, Tregony Hill, Tregony
  • Kensey Place, Dockacre Road, Launceston
  • Maids House, Quethiock
  • Morval Almshouses, Morval
  • Mr Lanyon’s Almshouses, Halvarras Road, Kea
  • Padstow Almshouses, Middle Street, Padstow
  • Poads Trust Almshouses, Menheniot
  • Rashleigh Almshouses, Polmear Hill, Polmear
  • Sir William Moyle’s Almshouses, Gallery Lane, St Germans

Cumbria[edit]

Derbyshire[edit]

Owlfield Almshouses, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Devon[edit]

Spurways Almshouses, Crediton, Devon

Dorset[edit]

Sir Anthony Ashley's Almshouses, Wimbourne St Giles, Dorset

Durham[edit]

Fox Almshouses in Norton, County Durham

East Sussex[edit]

  • Percy and Wagner Almshouses, 1–12 Lewes Road, Hanover, Brighton
  • Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames Almhouses, St Leonard's-on-Sea, Hastings

Essex[edit]

  • Barfield's Almshouses, Dedham
  • Barker's Almshouses, Dedham
  • Dunton's Almshouses, Dedham
  • John Henry Keene Memorial Homes, Chelmsford
  • Shen Place Almshouses, Shenfield
  • Sir William Petre Almshouses, Ingatestone
  • South Weald Almshouses, South Weald
  • Fuller House (The Almshouses), Church Road, Stansted Mountfitchet

Gloucestershire[edit]

  • Almshouses, Great Badminton
    Great Badminton Almshouses, Gloucestershire
  • Christopher & Sarah Bowley's Almshouses, Tetbury
  • Newlands almshouses, Newlands
  • Perry & Dawes Almshouses, Wotton-under-Edge
  • St Lawrence's Almshouses, Cirencester
  • The Gorse Almshouses, Coleford

Hampshire[edit]

Herefordshire[edit]

Hertfordshire[edit]

Buntingford almshouses, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, with war memorial in the foreground
  • Baish Almshouses, Stanstead Abbots
  • Buntingford almshouses, Buntingford
  • Harrison Almshouses, Ware
  • Monson Almshouses, Broxbourne
  • St Mary's Almshouses, Ware
  • Bedford Almshouses (Harpur Trust), Bedford
  • Bedford Almshouses, Watford
  • Warners Almshouses, Hitchin
  • Sayer Almshouses, High Street, Berkhamsted
  • Skynner's Almshouses, Hitchin
  • The Cloisters, Radcliffe Rd, Hitchin
  • Wynn Almshouses, Baldock

Isle of Wight[edit]

  • Hopsley's Almshouses, Crocker Street, Newport

Kent[edit]

St. Catherine's Hospital, Rochester

Lancashire[edit]

Lathom House Almshouses

Leicestershire[edit]

  • Bede House (or Maison Dieu), Burton Street founded in 1640 by Robert Hudson (created a baronet by Charles II) and remodelled in 1875, Melton Mowbray
  • Lyddington Bede House (originally Bishop's Palace, sold at Reformation as town house and then became alms house – building open and run by English Heritage), Lyddington
  • Powell & Welch Almshouse Charity Bitteswell
  • Ravenstone Court, Coalville
  • Trinity Hospital Almshouses, The Newarke, Leicester
  • Wyggeston's Hospital, Leicester see William Wyggeston

Misses Moore’s Almshouses, Appleby Magna Built in 1839

Lincolnshire[edit]

  • Bede Houses, Louth
  • Orme Almshouses, Louth
  • Bede Houses, Tattershall
  • Browne's Hospital, Stamford
  • Dawson's Almshouses, Grantham
  • Fryer's Hospital, Stamford
  • Lord Burghley's Almshouse, Stamford
  • St Peter's Callis, Stamford
  • Snowden's Hospital, Stamford
  • Truesdale's Hospital, Stamford
  • Williamson's Hospital, Stamford
  • Hopkin's Hospital, Stamford
  • The Spalding Town Husbands, over forty properties across the town, many new-builds, run by one charitable organisation
  • Long Sutton Consolidated

Greater London[edit]

Barnet[edit]

Bexley[edit]

  • Styleman's Almshouses (built in 1755]

Bromley[edit]

Camden[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

  • Royal Chelsea Hospital, retirement & nursing home established in 1682 by Charles II for 300 veterans of the British Army

Croydon[edit]

Enfield[edit]

Greenwich[edit]

Hackney[edit]

Hammersmith and Fulham[edit]

Haringey[edit]

Hounslow[edit]

Sermon's Almshouses, Isleworth, Hounslow
Mary Tates Almshouses, Mitcham
  • Butler’s Almshouses, Byfield Road, Isleworth
  • Farnell’s Almshouses, St John’s Road, Isleworth
  • Hopkin Morris Homes of Rest, Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick[10]
  • Ingram’s Almshouses, Mill Plat, Isleworth
  • Sermon's Almshouses, Twickenham Road, Isleworth

Kingston-upon-Thames[edit]

  • Cleaves Almshouses, Kingston (founded in 1550)

Lambeth[edit]

  • Caron's Almshouses, Fentiman Road, SW8[11]
  • City of London Almshouses (Gresham Almshouses), Ferndale Road, Brixton[12]
  • Thrale Almshouses, Streatham
  • Trinity Homes (Bailey's Almshouses), Acre Lane, Brixton

Lewisham[edit]

Merton[edit]

Richmond upon Thames[edit]

Southwark[edit]

  • Edward Allyn's Almshouses, Old College, Dulwich
  • Hopton's Almshouses, Bankside
  • Draper Almshouses, Glasshill Street

Tower Hamlets[edit]

Wandsworth[edit]

  • Abraham Dawes Almshouses, Putney
  • Dovedale Cottages, Battersea
  • St Clement Danes Holborn Estate Almshouses and Chapel, Tooting[14]

Westminster[edit]

  • Westminster Almshouses, Rochester Row

Norfolk[edit]

Northamptonshire[edit]

Almshouses, Titchmarsh
  • Almshouses, Church Brampton (built in 1854 by Earl Spencer in memory of his parents, for six poor widows)
  • Bede House, Higham Ferrers (built in 1423 by Archbishop Henry Chichele, for 12 men and one woman to look after them)
  • Sawyers Almshouses, Sheep Street, Kettering (built in 1688)
  • Almshouses, 1–4 Church Street, Dallington, Northampton (built in 1822 for eight people)
  • Jesus Hospital, Hospital Hill (off Market Square), Rothwell (built in 1593 by Owen Ragsdale, schoolmaster of the grammar school, for 24 Almsmen and a Principal)
  • Ponder's Almshouses, possibly the row of six houses on Glendon Road, opposite Ponder Street or where the bungalows on Ponder Street are now, Rothwell, Northamptonshire – 6 small tenements erected in or about 1714 by Thomas Ponder and three roods of land adjoining for poor widows of Rothwell
  • Almshouses, Wellingborough Road, Rushden (built in 1883 in memory of Frederick Maitland Sartoris by his father)
  • Almshouses, Titchmarsh (dating from 1756)
  • former Montague Hospital, Stamford Road, Weekley (dated 1611: now a private house, used as Mr Collin's Vicarage in Keira Knightly's Film "Pride & Prejudice")
  • Almshouses, Creaton (dating from 1825 and rebuilt in 1897)

Nottinghamshire[edit]

Winnings Almshouses, Welbeck Abbey, Worksop

Oxfordshire[edit]

Ewelme almshouses

Shropshire[edit]

Somerset[edit]

City of Wells Almshouses, Priest Row
Grays Almshouses, Taunton

Staffordshire[edit]

Suffolk[edit]

Surrey[edit]

Warwickshire[edit]

Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
  • Nicholas Chamberlaine's Almshouses, Bedworth[15]
  • Gramer Cottages, including James Gramer Almshouses, Mancetter Road, Mancetter
  • Church Street Almshouses, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Emily Payne and Elizabeth Saunders Homes, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Mary Newlands Almshouses, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • John Roberts Almshouses, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
  • The Guild Cottages, Bowling Green Street, Warwick – seven almshouses founded in 1991 by the combined Thomas Oken & Nicholas Eyffler Charity
  • The Almshouses, Castle Hill, Warwick – four almshouses founded in c16 by Nicholas Eyffler
  • The Almshouses, Castle Hill, Warwick – six additional almshouses added to the four above, founded in c16 by Thomas Oken
  • Stoneleigh Old Almshouses, Stoneleigh (founded in 1576 by Sir Thomas & Lady Alice Leigh of Stoneleigh Abbey for five unmarried men and five women)
  • Widow's Charity Houses, High Street, Kenilworth (founded in 1644 for poor widows by George Denton of Warwick)
  • Leamington Hastings Almshouse, Leamington Hastings (founded in 1608 for eight poor people by Humphrey Davis, schoolmaster)
  • Rose Cottage, Banbury Road, Ettington, once thatched and now a private home

West Midlands[edit]

Birmingham[edit]

Walmley Almshouses, Royal Sutton Coldfield

Coventry[edit]

Ford's Hospital, Coventry
  • Bond's Hospital (founded 1506 by Thomas Bond, a draper, who became Mayor of Coventry in 1497), Hill Street
  • Ford's Hospital (founded 1509 by William Ford, a merchant, for six elderly people (five men & one woman)), Greyfriars Lane
  • Lady Herbert's Homes (built 1935 & 1937), Lady Herbert's Gardens, Chauntry Place

Dudley[edit]

  • Almshouses, Church Road, Old Swinford
  • Peter Harris Almshouses, Seager's Lane, Brierley Hill
  • Sedgley Almshouses, Ettymore Road, Sedgley

Sandwell[edit]

Akrill Almshouses, West Bromwich
  • Akrill Homes, West Bromwich
  • Harbourne Parish Lands Charity, almshouses around Hales Lane and Taylors Lane, Smethwick
  • Henry Mitchell Almshouses (Harborne Cottages), Coopers Lane, Smethwick

Solihull[edit]

  • Davenport Homes, Knowle,

Walsall[edit]

Harper's Almshouses, Walsall

Wolverhampton[edit]

Worcestershire[edit]

West Sussex[edit]

Sackville College from the High street

Wiltshire[edit]

Yorkshire[edit]

East Yorkshire[edit]

  • Almshouses, 14 College Street, Kingston-upon-Hull
  • Beverley Consolidated Charity is an amalgamation of several local charities running almshouses in the town.

Historical almshouses include: Ann Routh's, Keldgate; Bede Houses, Lairgate; Charles Warton's, Minster Moorgate; Elizabeth Westoby's, Keldgate; Ellen Kennington's, Toll Gavel; Maisons de Dieu, Morton Lane; almhouses, Railway Street; William Parker's, Woodlands.

Newbuild almshouses include: Caroline Walker's, New Walkergate; Christopher Hobson Place, Kitchen Lane; Citadel Court, Wilbert Lane; Crown Mews, Hengate; David Gray Jackson's, Cartwright Lane; Eric Bielby Close, Railway Street; James Arthur Smedley's, Ladygate; Keldgate Bar, Keldgate; Leconfield Close, Keldgate; Porter Place, Trinity Lane.

North Yorkshire[edit]

Beamsley Hospital

South Yorkshire[edit]

West Yorkshire[edit]

  • Joseph Crossley's Almshouses, Halifax
  • Sir Francis Crossley's Almshouses, Halifax, built by Francis Crossley
  • Waterhouse Homes, Halifax
  • St Leonard's Almshouses, Horbury (built 1888)
Sir Joseph Terry Almshouses, York

York[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Seaforde Almshouses

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Westende Almshouses". Archived from the original on 2013-07-27. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  2. ^ *The Haven of Rest Almshouses Archived 2013-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ St Johns' House
  4. ^ http://www.damha.org.uk
  5. ^ Forbes Almshouses
  6. ^ Historic England. "Duppa's Almshouses (1081719)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  7. ^ Canterbury Historical & Archaeological Society (2015), "John & Ann Smiths's Hospital", Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society (CHAS), retrieved 25 November 2016. Web page cites Cantacuzino (1970) and Ingram Hill (2004) as the sources.
  8. ^ Greenwoods Almshouses Archived 2017-01-16 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ St Pancras Almshouses
  10. ^ "Hopkin Morris Homes Of Rest, Strand On The Green, Chiswick, Greater London". Historic England. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Caron's Almshouses". London Gardens Online. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  12. ^ City of London Almshouses Archived 2013-04-05 at the UK Government Web Archive
  13. ^ "Manning Place". Richmond Charities. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  14. ^ Historic England. "St Clement Danes Holborn Estate Almshouses and Chapel (1065533)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Almshouses". Nicholas Chamberlaine Trusts. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  16. ^ 1881 Census
  17. ^ "Walking: Rural delights on the edge of bustling Leeds". Yorkshire Evening Post. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  18. ^ Masson, Jim (26 April 2015). "Charles Sheils: Life And Legacy Of Killough Philanthropist Remembered". Down News. Downpatrick. Retrieved 2 October 2017.

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