List of almshouses in the United Kingdom

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The following is a list of British almshouses:



Jesus Hospital, Bray
St Bartholomew's Hospital, Newbury
  • 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
  • Jesus Hospital, Bray
  • 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]



  • The Almshouse Charity of Sir Ralph Verney (1st Bt d. 1696), Middle Claydon, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire (1654)
  • The Bishop King's Almshouses, Worminghall (1670)
  • Christ's Hospital, Buckingham
  • Miss Day's Almhouses, Amersham
  • Lady Dodd's Cottages, Ellesborough
  • Thomas Hickman's Almshouses, Aylesbury (1695)
  • Weedon's Almshouses, Chesham
  • Sir William Drake's Almhouse, Amersham
  • Dormer Almshouses (Hospital), Wing (1569)
  • Winwood Almshouses, Quainton (1687)
  • Stafford Almshouse, Shenley (1654)
  • Revis Almshouses, Newport Pagnell (1755)
  • Alice Carter's Almshouse, Brill (1591)
  • Dormer Almshouses, Hughendon
  • Finch Almshouses, Ravenstone
  • Ann Hopkins Smith Almshouses, Olney (1819)
  • Goodwin Almshouses, Waddesdon
  • St Scholastica's Retreat, Princes Risborough (founded in 1861 at Clapton, moved to Princes Risborough 1972)


King St Almshouses, Cambridge
South's Almshouses, Buckden
  • Burberry Homes, Buckden
  • Hospital of St. Anthony and St. Eligius known as Spital House a new-build, Cambridge
  • Countess of Hardwicke Almshouses, Arrington
  • Jakenett's Almshouses, Cambridge
  • John Street Almshouses, Cambridge (new-build)
  • Jenyns House, March Almshouse and Pension Charity, March
  • Kings Street Almshouses, Cambridge
  • Lady Peyton's Almshouses, Isleham
  • Mansfield Almshouses, Chesterton, Cambridge
  • Moretons Charity Almhouses, Cottenham (built 1853)
  • Parsons Almshouses, Ely
  • Perse Almshouses, Cambridge
  • Pilgrim's Rest Almshouses, St Ives
  • South's Almshouses, Buckden (built 1850)
  • St John's Almshouses, Huntingdon, (built 1847)
  • Storey's Almshouses, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge


Tollemache Almshouses, Nantwich
Wilbraham's Almshouses, Nantwich


Padstow Almshouses
  • 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



Owlfield Almshouses, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Chandos Pole House, Barlborough


Spurways Almshouses, Crediton, Devon


Sir Anthony Ashley's Almshouses, Wimbourne St Giles, Dorset


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


  • Almshouses, Great Badminton
    Great Badminton Almshouses, Gloucestershire
  • Christopher & Sarah Bowley's Almshouses, Tetbury
  • Newlands almshouses, Newlands
  • Perry & Dawes Almshouses, Wotton-under-Edge
  • St Lawrence's Almshouses, Cirencester
  • The Gorse Almshouses, Coleford


  • Deane's Almshouses, Basingstoke: see Grade II* listed buildings in Basingstoke and Deane
  • Forbes Almshouses, East Meon[5]
  • Geffery's House, Hook
  • Thorner's Charity Homes, Southampton.
  • Hospital of St Cross, Winchester; Oldest Almshouse in the Country. Founded by Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester 1136. Home for 25 elderly men, known as Brothers, under a Master. They belong to the Order of the Hospital of St Cross founded c.1132 and wear black trencher hats and robes with silver Jerusalem cross badge & the Order of Noble Poverty founded 1445 wear claret trencher hats and robes with silver cardinal's badge in memory of Cardinal Beaufort.



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
  • Sayer Almshouses, High Street, Berkhamsted
  • Skynner's Almshouses, Hitchin
  • The Cloisters, Radcliffe Rd, Hitchin
  • Wynn Almshouses, Baldock

Isle of Wight[edit]

  • Hopsley's Almshouses, Crocker Street, Newport


St. Catherine's Hospital, Rochester


Lathom House Almshouses


  • Bede House (or Maison Dieu), Burton Street founded in 1640 by Robert Hudson (created a baronet by Charles II) and remodelled in 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

Misses Moore’s Almshouses, Appleby Magna Built in 1839


  • Bede Houses, Louth
  • Orme Almshouses, Louth
  • Bede Houses, Tattershall
  • Browne's Hospital, 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
  • Long Sutton Consolidated

Greater London[edit]



  • Styleman's Almshouses (built in 1755]




  • Royal Chelsea Hospital, retirement & nursing home established in 1682 by Charles II for 300 veterans of the British Army





Hammersmith and Fulham[edit]



Sermon's Almshouses, Isleworth, Hounslow
Mary Tates Almshouses, Mitcham
  • Butler’s Almshouses, Byfield Road, Isleworth
  • Farnell’s Almshouses, St John’s Road, Isleworth
  • Hopkin Morris Homes of Rest, Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick[11]
  • Ingram’s Almshouses, Mill Plat, Isleworth
  • Sermon's Almshouses, Twickenham Road, Isleworth

Kingston upon Thames[edit]

  • Cleaves Almshouses, Kingston (founded in 1550)


  • Caron's Almshouses, Fentiman Road, SW8[12]
  • City of London Almshouses (Gresham Almshouses), Ferndale Road, Brixton[13]
  • Thrale Almshouses, Streatham
  • Trinity Homes (Bailey's Almshouses), Acre Lane, Brixton



Richmond upon Thames[edit]


  • Edward Allyn's Almshouses, Old College, Dulwich
  • Hopton's Almshouses, Bankside
  • Draper Almshouses, Glasshill Street

Tower Hamlets[edit]


  • Abraham Dawes Almshouses, Putney
  • Dovedale Cottages, Battersea
  • St Clement Danes Holborn Estate Almshouses and Chapel, Tooting[15]


  • Westminster Almshouses, Rochester Row



Almshouses, Titchmarsh
  • Almshouses, Church Brampton (built in 1854 by Earl Spencer in memory of his parents, for six poor widows)
  • Bede House, Higham Ferrers (built in 1423 by Archbishop Henry Chichele, for 12 men and one woman to look after them)
  • Sawyers Almshouses, Sheep Street, Kettering (built in 1688)
  • Almshouses, 1–4 Church Street, Dallington, Northampton (built in 1822 for eight people)
  • Jesus Hospital, Hospital Hill (off Market Square), Rothwell (built in 1593 by Owen Ragsdale, schoolmaster of the grammar school, for 24 Almsmen and a Principal)
  • Ponder's Almshouses, possibly the row of six houses on Glendon Road, opposite Ponder Street or where the bungalows on Ponder Street are now, Rothwell, Northamptonshire – 6 small tenements erected in or about 1714 by Thomas Ponder and three roods of land adjoining for poor widows of Rothwell
  • Almshouses, Wellingborough Road, Rushden (built in 1883 in memory of Frederick Maitland Sartoris by his father)
  • Almshouses, Titchmarsh (dating from 1756)
  • former Montague Hospital, Stamford Road, Weekley (dated 1611: now a private house, used as Mr Collin's Vicarage in Keira Knightly's Film "Pride & Prejudice")
  • Almshouses, Creaton (dating from 1825 and rebuilt in 1897)


Winnings Almshouses, Welbeck Abbey, Worksop


Ewelme almshouses



City of Wells Almshouses, Priest Row
Grays Almshouses, Taunton





Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
  • Nicholas Chamberlaine's Almshouses, Bedworth[16]
  • 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
  • The Guild Cottages, Bowling Green Street, Warwick – seven almshouses founded in 1991 by the combined Thomas Oken & Nicholas Eyffler Charity
  • The Almshouses, Castle Hill, Warwick – four almshouses founded in c16 by Nicholas Eyffler
  • The Almshouses, Castle Hill, Warwick – six additional almshouses added to the four above, founded in c16 by Thomas Oken
  • Stoneleigh Old Almshouses, Stoneleigh (founded in 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 in 1644 for poor widows by George Denton of Warwick)
  • Leamington Hastings Almshouse, Leamington Hastings (founded in 1608 for eight poor people by Humphrey Davis, schoolmaster)
  • Rose Cottage, Banbury Road, Ettington, once thatched and now a private home

West Midlands[edit]


Walmley Almshouses, Royal Sutton Coldfield


Ford's Hospital, Coventry
  • 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


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


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


  • Davenport Homes, Knowle,


Harper's Almshouses, Walsall



West Sussex[edit]

Sackville College from the High street



East Yorkshire[edit]

  • Almshouses, 14 College Street, Kingston-upon-Hull
  • Beverley Consolidated Charity is 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]

Beamsley Hospital

South Yorkshire[edit]

West Yorkshire[edit]

  • Joseph Crossley's Almshouses, Halifax
  • Sir Francis Crossley's Almshouses, Halifax, built by Francis Crossley
  • Waterhouse Homes, Halifax
  • St Leonard's Almshouses, Horbury (built 1888)
Sir Joseph Terry Almshouses, York




Northern Ireland[edit]

Seaforde Almshouses


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  2. ^ *The Haven of Rest Almshouses Archived 2013-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
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  5. ^ Forbes Almshouses
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  7. ^ Eastbridge Hospital Official Website
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  9. ^ Greenwoods Almshouses Archived 2017-01-16 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ St Pancras Almshouses
  11. ^ "Hopkin Morris Homes Of Rest, Strand On The Green, Chiswick, Greater London". Historic England. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Caron's Almshouses". London Gardens Online. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  13. ^ City of London Almshouses Archived 2013-04-05 at the UK Government Web Archive
  14. ^ "Manning Place". Richmond Charities. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  15. ^ Historic England. "St Clement Danes Holborn Estate Almshouses and Chapel (1065533)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Almshouses". Nicholas Chamberlaine Trusts. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  17. ^ 1881 Census
  18. ^ Historic England. "Almshouses, Stockton (1181683)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
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