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Taken 10 months ago by N Chadwick near Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Gallards Almshouses by N Chadwick
Gallards Almshouses

Gallards Almshouses
C J Gallard’s Almshouses is a registered charity providing accommodation for residents of the Borough of Tunbridge Wells who are over 55 and of limited means; priority is given to applicants from Southborough. There are 26 self-contained flats in the heart of Southborough. The houses were built in 1912.
Almshouses
Almshouses are charitable housing provided to enable people (typically elderly people who can no longer work to earn enough to pay rent) to live in a particular community. They are often targeted at the poor of a locality, at those from certain forms of previous employment, or their widows, and are generally maintained by a charity or the trustees of a bequest. Alms are, money or services donated to support the poor and indigent. Almshouses were established from the 10th century in Britain, to provide a place of residence for poor, old and distressed folk. The first recorded almshouse was founded in York by King Athelstan; the oldest still in existence is the Hospital of St. Cross in Winchester, dating to about 1132. In the Middle Ages, the majority of European hospitals functioned as almshouses. An incomplete list of British Almshouses can be found at LinkExternal link
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Subject Grid Square TQ5841
Subject Lat/Long 51.155047,0.260180 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Photographer N Chadwick
Taken 20180227 201802 2018 (about 10 months ago)
Submitted 2018-04-20
Snippet Almshouses · Gallards Almshouses ·
Context Housing, Dwellings · Health and social services ·
Group Gallards Almshouses ·

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