List of almshouses in the United Kingdom

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The following is a list of British almshouses:



  • Andrew's Almshouses, also known as the Widow's House, Speenhamland
  • Westende Almshouses, Wokingham[1]
  • Dixon's Almshouses, Aldermaston
  • Donnington Hospital, Bucklebury & Iffley, Oxon
  • Horsemoor Green almshouses, Langley Marish
  • John Isbury's Almshouses, Lambourn
  • Place's or Jacob Hardrett's Almshouses, Lambourn
  • The Haven of Rest Almshouses, Maidenhead[2]
  • St Mary's Almshouses, Newbury
  • Pearces Almshouses, Newbury
  • Old Hunt's Almshouses, Newbury
  • Coxedd's Almshouses, Newbury
  • Newbury Church & Almshouse Charity Almshouses, Newbury (Newtown Road & Harvest Green)
  • Kimber's Almshouses, Newbury
  • Raymond's Almshouses, Newbury
  • Essex Wynter Almshouses, Newbury
  • Mabel Luke Almshouses, Newbury
  • Robinson's Almshouses, Newbury
  • St Bartholomew's Hospital, also known as King John's Almshouses, Newbury
  • St Peter's Almshouses, Brimpton
  • Seymour Almshouses, Langley Marish
  • Vachel Almshouses, Reading

Brighton and Hove[edit]



  • Thomas Hickman's Almshouses, Aylesbury (1695)
  • The Almshouse Charity of Sir Ralph Verney, Middle Claydon, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
  • Christ's Hospital, Buckingham


  • Burberry Homes, Buckden
  • Hospital of St. Anthony and St. Eligius known as Spital House a new-build, Cambridge
  • John Street Almshouses, new-build Cambridge
  • Kings Street Almshouses, Cambridge
  • Mansfield Almshouses, Chesterton, Cambridge
  • Moretons Charity Almhouses, Cottenham (built 1853)
  • South's Almshouses, Buckden (built 1850)
  • St John's Almshouses, Huntingdon, (built 1847)



  • Almshouses, St. Stephen in St. Stephen Brannel
  • Buller Almshouses, Barker’s Hill, Saltash
  • Earle’s Retreat, Trelawney Road, Falmouth
  • Fowey Almshouses, 1 Cobb’s Well, Fowey
  • Hugh Boscawen Almshouses, Tregony Hill, Tregony
  • Kensey Place, Dockacre Road, Launceston
  • Maids House, Quethiock
  • Morval Almshouses, Morval
  • Mr Lanyon’s Almshouses, Halvarras Road, Kea
  • Padstow Almshouses, Middle Street, Padstow
  • Poads Trust Almshouses, Menheniot
  • Rashleigh Almshouses, Polmear Hill, Polmear
  • Sir William Moyle’s Almshouses, Gallery Lane, St Germans




  • Almshouses, New Street, Great Torrington
  • Burrough's Almshouses, Church Lane, Broadclyst
  • Colmer Almshouses, Ford
  • Cockington Almshouses, Cockington Lane, Cockington
  • Gilberd's Almshouses, Old Exeter Road, Newton Abbot (new build)
  • John Greenway Gardens, Gold Street, Tiverton
  • Lady Lucy Reynell's Clergy Widows' Houses, Torquay Road, Newton Abbot
  • Mackrell's Almshouses, Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot
  • Penrose Almshouses, Lichdon Street, Barnstaple, built by Richard Beaple
  • Robert Hayman Almshouses, East Street, Newton Abbot
  • Salem Almshouses, Trinity Street, Barnstaple
  • Spurways Almshouses, Park Street, Crediton
    Spurways Almshouses, Crediton, Devon
  • Strange & Armory Almshouses, Bridge Plats Way, Londonderry, Bideford (new build)



Fox Almshouses in Norton, County Durham

East Sussex[edit]

  • Percy and Wagner Almshouses, 1–12 Lewes Road, Hanover, Brighton
  • Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames Almhouses, St Leonard's-on-Sea, Hastings


  • Barfield's Almshouses, Dedham
  • Barker's Almshouses, Dedham
  • Dunton's Almshouses, Dedham
  • John Henry Keene Memorial Homes, Chelmsford
  • Shen Place Almshouses, Shenfield
  • Sir William Petre Almshouses, Ingatestone
  • South Weald Almshouses, South Weald
  • Fuller House (The Almshouses), Church Road, Stansted Mountfitchet





Buntingford almshouses, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, with war memorial in the foreground
  • Baish Almshouses, Stanstead Abbots
  • Buntingford almshouses, Buntingford
  • Harrison Almshouses, Ware
  • Monson Almshouses, Broxbourne
  • St Mary's Almshouses, Ware
  • Bedford Almshouses, (Harpur Trust) Bedford
  • Bedford Almshouses, Watford
  • Warners Almshouses, Hitchin
  • Skynner's Almshouses, Hitchin
  • The Cloisters, Radcliffe Rd, Hitchin
  • Wynn Almshouses, Baldock

Isle of Wight[edit]

  • Hopsley's Almshouses, Crocker Street, Newport




  • Bede House (or Maison Dieu), Burton Street founded 1640 by Robert Hudson (created baronet by Charles II). Remodelled 1875 Melton Mowbray
  • Lyddington Bede House (originally Bishop's Palace, sold at Reformation as town house and then became alms house - building open and run by English Heritage), Lyddington
  • Powell & Welch Almshouse Charity Bitteswell
  • Ravenstone Court, Coalville
  • Trinity Hospital Almshouses, The Newarke, Leicester
  • Wyggeston's Hospital, Leicester see William Wyggeston


  • Browne's Hospital, Stamford, Lincolnshire|Stamford
  • Dawson's Almshouses, Grantham
  • Fryer's Hospital, Stamford
  • Lord Burghley's Almshouse, Stamford
  • St Peter's Callis, Stamford
  • Snowden's Hospital, Stamford
  • Truesdale's Hospital, Stamford
  • Williamson's Hospital, Stamford
  • Hopkin's Hospital, Stamford
  • The Spalding Town Husbands, over forty properties across the town, many new-builds, run by one charitable organisation

Greater London[edit]



  • Styleman's Almshouses [built 1755]




  • Royal Chelsea Hospital, Retirement & Nursing Home established in 1682 by Charles II for 300 veterans of the British Army





Hammersmith and Fulham[edit]



Sermons Almshouses, Isleworth, Hounslow
Tollemache Almshouses, Ham
  • Sermons Almshouses, Twickenham Road, Hounslow


  • Cleaves Almshouses, Kingston (founded 1550)


  • Carons Almshouses, Fentiman Road, SW8[9]
  • City of London Almshouses, (Gresham Almshouses), Ferndale Road, Brixton[10]
  • Thrale Almshouses, Streatham
  • Trinity Homes (Bailey's Almshouses), Acre Lane, Brixton


Richmond upon Thames[edit]


Tower Hamlets[edit]


  • Abraham Dawes Almshouses, Putney
  • Dovedale Cottages, Battersea
  • St Clement Danes Holborn Estate Almshouses and Chapel, Tooting[11]


  • Westminster Almshouses, Rochester Row


Great Hospital, Norwich


  • Almshouses, built 1854 by Earl Spencer in memory of his parents for 6 poor widows Church Brampton
  • Bede House, built 1423 by Archbishop Henry Chichele, for 12 Men and one woman to look after them Higham Ferrers
  • Sawyers Almshouses, Sheep Street built 1688 Kettering
  • Almshouses, 1-4 Church Street, Deddington built 1822 for 8 people Deddington, Northampton
  • Jesus Hospital, Hospital Hill (off Market Square), built 1593 by Owen Ragsdale, schoolmaster grammar school, for 24 Almsmen & a Principal Rothwell
  • Almshouses, Wellingborough Road built 1883 in memory of Frederick Maitland Sartoris by his father Rushden
  • Montague Hospital, Stamford Road dated 1611 (now a private house) Weekley


Winnings Almshouses, Welbeck Abbey, Worksop


Ewelme almshouses







  • Nicholas Chamberlaine's Almshouses, Bedworth[12]
  • Gramer Cottages, including James Gramer Almshouses, Mancetter Road, Mancetter
  • Church Street Almshouses, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Emily Payne and Elizabeth Saunders Homes, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Mary Newlands Almshouses, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • John Roberts Almshouses, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
    Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
  • The Guild Cottages, Bowling Green Street, Warwick 7 almshouses founded 1991 by combined Thomas Oken & Nicholas Eyffler Charity
  • The Almshouses, Castle Hill, Warwick 4 almshouses founded in c16 by Nicholas Eyffler
  • The Almshouses, Castle Hill, Warwick 6 additional almshouses added to the four above founded in c16 by Thomas Oken
  • Stoneleigh Old Almshouses, Stoneleigh (founded 1576 by Sir Thomas & Lady Alice Leigh of Stoneleigh Abbey for five unmarried men and five women)
  • Widow's Charity Houses, High Street, Kenilworth (founded 1644 for poor widows by George Denton of Warwick)
  • Leamington Hastings Almshouse, Leamington Hastings (founded 1608 for 8 poor people by Humphrey Davis, schoolmaster)
  • Rose Cottage, Banbury Road, Ettington, once thatched and now a private home

West Midlands[edit]



  • Bond's Hospital (founded 1506 by Thomas Bond, a draper, who became Mayor of Coventry in 1497), Hill Street
  • Ford's Hospital (founded 1509 by William Ford, a merchant, for six elderly people (five men & one woman)), Greyfriars Lane
  • Lady Herbert's Homes (built 1935 & 1937), Lady Herbert's Gardens, Chauntry Place, Coventry


  • Almshouses, Church Road, Old Swinford
  • Peter Harris Almshouses, Seager's Lane, Brierley Hill
  • Sedgley Almshouses, Ettymore Road, Sedgley


  • Akrill Homes, West Bromwich
    Akrill Almshouses, West Bromwich
  • Harbourne Parish Lands Charity, almshouses around Hales Lane and Taylors Lane, Smethwick
  • Henry Mitchell Almshouses (Harborne Cottages), Coopers Lane, Smethwick. Built 1927


  • Davenport Homes, Knowle,



West Sussex[edit]

Sackville College from the High street



East Yorkshire[edit]

  • Almshouses, 14 College Street, Kingston-upon-Hull
  • Beverley Consolidated Charity, an amalgamation of several local charities running almshouses in the town.

Historical almshouses include: Ann Routh's, Keldgate; Bede Houses, Lairgate; Charles Warton's, Minster Moorgate; Elizabeth Westoby's, Keldgate; Ellen Kennington's, Toll Gavel; Maisons de Dieu, Morton Lane; almhouses, Railway Street; William Parker's, Woodlands.

Newbuild almshouses include: Caroline Walker's, New Walkergate; Christopher Hobson Place, Kitchen Lane; Citadel Court, Wilbert Lane; Crown Mews, Hengate; David Gray Jackson's, Cartwright Lane; Eric Bielby Close, Railway Street; James Arthur Smedley's, Ladygate; Keldgate Bar, Keldgate; Leconfield Close, Keldgate; Porter Place, Trinity Lane;

North Yorkshire[edit]

South Yorkshire[edit]

West Yorkshire[edit]



Northern Ireland[edit]

  • Seaforde Almshouses, Newcastle Road, Seaforde, Co Down [1]


  1. ^ Westende Almshouses
  2. ^ *The Haven of Rest Almshouses
  3. ^ St Johns' House
  4. ^ Forbes Almshouses
  5. ^ "Duppa's Almshouses". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Canterbury Historical & Archaeological Society (2015), "John & Ann Smiths's Hospital", Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society (CHAS), retrieved 25 November 2016 . Web page cites Cantacuzino (1970) and Ingram Hill (2004) as the sources.
  7. ^ Greenwoods Almshouses
  8. ^ St Pancras Almshouses
  9. ^ Carons Almshouses
  10. ^ City of London Almshouses
  11. ^ Historic England. "St Clement Danes Holborn Estate Almshouses and Chapel (1065533)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Almshouses". Nicholas Chamberlaine Trusts. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  13. ^ 1881 Census
  14. ^ "Walking: Rural delights on the edge of bustling Leeds". Yorkshire Evening Post. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 

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