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.

History[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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