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almshouse

An institution created in the 1800s in the UK to house children, adults, the elderly, and the mentally ill, with no distinction among these groups in terms of services.
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"At the Thomas Parsons' Charity almshouses, the Prince meets resident June Hewes in her home.
Nearly 50 Kirkleatham residents - many from the Almshouses - filled the public gallery and, in turn, many voiced their concerns.
Local historian John Burton will lead two tours around the Almshouses on Saturday (June 30).
ALMSHOUSES within a courtyard at the rear of the Bluecoat Centre are one of Chester's hidden gems.
If you have ever wondered what the inside of the Warwickshire town's Almshouses looks like, you now have a chance to find out.
| Almondbury Almshouses Charity, works to |tree(s) within conservation area, Almshouse Estate, off School Lane, Almondbury.
Proceeding both chronologically and thematically, the work discusses such topics as the English heritage of poor relief; poorhouses, almshouses, and workhouses from the 1620s to the 1820s; the movement from almshouses to infirmaries; the architecture of municipal buildings for paupers; and the surviving poorhouses of the state.
Bristol Charities, which specialises in almshouses for older people and has been advising the Haberdashers, has obtained planning consent for a new almshouse, consisting of 24 one-bedroom flats, together with 10 houses for sale.
Much of the material is stored at the county records offices and there are plenty of websites which can steer you in the right direction to source a particular charity, including the GENUKI site at www.genuki.org.uk/and British History Online at www.british-history.ac.uk/ ALMSHOUSES BUILT TO GIVE SHELTER TO CITY'S DESTITUTE AS well as money, charities provided accommodation for the poor, often in the form of almshouses.
Tamworth Castle, the Town Hall, St Edithas Parish Church, Middleton Hall and Sir Thomas Guys Almshouses will all be opening their doors at various times.
Next to the churchyard in Church Street stands a row of 12 almshouses, again built by the Wynnes of Gwydir, which provided shelter for the needy for 360 years until as recently as 1976.
Outdoor relief was replaced by "indoor relief" in which the poor were removed from their homes and placed in workhouses or almshouses. In England by 1732, over fifty almshouses were built and many were built in America in our large cities like Philadelphia in 1732, New York in 1734, and Charlestown in 1735.