Faversham Almshouses

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Faversham Almshouses
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Location Faversham, Kent, England
Coordinates 51°18′53″N 0°53′05″E / 51.31472°N 0.88472°E / 51.31472; 0.88472Coordinates: 51°18′53″N 0°53′05″E / 51.31472°N 0.88472°E / 51.31472; 0.88472
Built 1863
Listed Building – Grade II
Faversham Almshouses is located in Kent
Faversham Almshouses
Location of Faversham Almshouses in Kent

Faversham Almshouses are Grade II listed Almshouses in Faversham, Kent.


Almshouses for six widows were founded and endowed by Thomas Mendfield in 1614.

In 1721 Thomas Napleton founded and endowed houses for six men.[1]

In 1840, Henry Wreight, local solicitor and former Mayor of Faversham, gave a bequest which enabled the rebuilding of the almshouses on a grand scale. The architects were Hooker and Wheeler of Brenchley, Kent and the rebuilding was complete by 1863. The builder was G W Chinnock Bros of Southampton.

The accommodation was modernised in 1982 at a cost of £1 million (about £3.18 million as of 2017).

List of chaplains[edit]

  • J.H. Talbot 1867 - 1870
  • William Francis Hobson 1870 – 1881[2]
  • Henry Eldridge Curtis 1881 [3] - ????
  • Joseph Henry Miles 1922 – 1930
  • Canon Tony Oehring


  1. ^ Samuel Lewis: A topographical dictionary of England, 1840.
  2. ^ Catherine W. Reilly: Mid-Victorian poetry, 1860-1879: an annotated bibliography
  3. ^ H. G. Dickson: The Churchman's Annual and Popular Handbook for 1882