Hungerford Almshouses

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Hungerford Almshouses
Corsham Almshouses.jpg
LocationCorsham, Wiltshire, England
Coordinates51°26′06″N 2°10′57″W / 51.43500°N 2.18250°W / 51.43500; -2.18250Coordinates: 51°26′06″N 2°10′57″W / 51.43500°N 2.18250°W / 51.43500; -2.18250
Built1668
Built forLady Margaret Hungerford
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated1 August 1986[1]
Reference no.315361
Hungerford Almshouses is located in Wiltshire
Hungerford Almshouses
Location of Hungerford Almshouses in Wiltshire

The Hungerford Almshouses in Corsham, Wiltshire, England, were built in 1668 for Lady Margaret Hungerford of Corsham Court. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1]

It was founded to provide homes for six (later eight) poor people and education for ten children.

In 1802, Edward Hasted was given the Mastership of The Hungerford Almshouses by his friend William Bouverie, who had become Earl of Radnor in 1765. Hasted remained Master of the Almshouse from 1807 until his death in 1812.

The site is also known as Lady Margaret Hungerford Almshouses & Schoolroom and Corsham Almshouses & 17th Century Schoolroom. The complex includes the 17th-century almshouses, the schoolroom with original 17th-century furnishings and an exhibit room, the warden's house and stables.

Margaret Hungerford was the daughter of William Holliday, a wealthy London merchant and alderman, and the widow of Sir Edward Hungerford.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Hungerford Almshouses". historicengland.org.uk. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-07-18.

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