Helyar Almshouses

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Helyar Almshouses
Almshouses East Coker - geograph.org.uk - 1224383.jpg
Location East Coker, Somerset, England
Coordinates 50°54′30.93″N 2°39′23.32″W / 50.9085917°N 2.6564778°W / 50.9085917; -2.6564778Coordinates: 50°54′30.93″N 2°39′23.32″W / 50.9085917°N 2.6564778°W / 50.9085917; -2.6564778
Built 1640-1660
Built for Archdeacon Helyar
Restored 19th century
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: Helyar Almshouses
Designated 19 April 1961[1]
Reference no. 263662
Helyar Almshouses is located in Somerset
Helyar Almshouses
Location of Helyar Almshouses in Somerset

The Helyar Almshouses were erected between 1640[1] and 1660 by William Helyar Archdeacon of Barnstable of Coker Court, East Coker, Somerset, England.

The building work was interrupted by the plague of 1645, and the English Civil War and the almshouses were not completed until 1660, by which time, the Archdeacon was dead, and the work was completed by his grandson (also William Helyar).

In 1868 the almshouses had an income of £46 per annum[2] (equivalent to £3,733 in 2015).[3] It still operates a charity and had an income of £9,313 in 2005.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Helyar Almshouses". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  2. ^ The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
  3. ^ UK Consumer Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Gregory Clark (2016), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)", MeasuringWorth.com.
  4. ^ "245432 - HELYAR'S ALMSHOUSES". Charity Commission. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 

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