Buntingford almshouses

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Buntingford almshouses
Buntingford almshouses.jpg
Buntingford Almshouses, with war memorial in the foreground
Geography
Location Buntingford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Funding Government hospital
Services
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
History
Founded 1684
Links
Lists Hospitals in England

Buntingford Almshouses is a grade II* listed building on the High street of the Hertfordshire town of Buntingford. The building was erected in 1684 by the mathematician and astronomer Bishop Seth Ward[1] who was born in the town. The architect was probably the celebrated scientist and architect, Robert Hooke.[2]

The building, located next to St Peter's church, is built of brick around three sides of a courtyard. The heritage listing describes the building as "A classical almshouses of 1684 of outstanding interest."[1]

Having previously been used as the town hospital, the building is now run by a charity to provide accommodation for elderly people in the town.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1101350 - The National Heritage List for England". 
  2. ^ Batten, M. I. (1936-1937). "THE ARCHITECTURE OF DR. ROBERT HOOKE, F.R.S.". The Volume of the Walpole Society. 25: 110.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help);
  3. ^ Charity Commission. Buntingford almshouses, registered charity no. 240885. 


Coordinates: 51°56′45″N 0°01′00″W / 51.9457°N 0.0168°W / 51.9457; -0.0168