Bishop Duppa's Almshouses, Richmond

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Bishop Duppa’s Almshouses, Richmond
Location The Vineyard, Richmond, London, England
Coordinates 51°27′29″N 0°18′08″W / 51.4581°N 0.3023°W / 51.4581; -0.3023Coordinates: 51°27′29″N 0°18′08″W / 51.4581°N 0.3023°W / 51.4581; -0.3023
Built 1661 (on Richmond Hill)
Rebuilt 1851 (on present site)

Bishop Duppa’s Almshouses, Richmond are Grade II listed[1] almshouses in Richmond, London. They were founded by Bryan Duppa, Bishop of Winchester, in 1661 (during the reign of Charles II) to house ten unmarried women aged over 50.[2]

The almshouses were originally built on Richmond Hill. By the 19th century they had become dilapidated. They were rebuilt in 1851 in The Vineyard, Richmond next to Queen Elizabeth's Almshouses and the front arch and gateway from the previous site were incorporated in the rebuilding. The new site was provided by James Ewing, owner of Downe House, Richmond Hill whose grounds adjoined the existing almshouses. He also paid for their rebuilding, to a Jacobean design by Thomas Little, receiving the old almshouse site in exchange.[3]

Numbers 8, 9 and 10 were rebuilt in 1949 after Second World War bomb damage.[3]

Current status[edit]

The almshouses are now managed by The Richmond Charities.[4] New residents are accepted from 65 years of age.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bishop Duppa's Almshouses, Richmond upon Thames". Listing text. British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Almshouses of Richmond". Local history notes. London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Orr, Stephen. "Bishop Duppa's Almshouses: Timeline". The Vineyard, Richmond: An Online History for residents, their families and friends. Stephen Orr. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bishop Duppa’s Almshouses". Almshouses. The Richmond Charities. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bishop Duppa’s Almshouses". The Richmond Charities. Elderly Accommodation Counsel. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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