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Almshouses

10 January 2014

1872 – McGarel Buildings, Larne, Co. Antrim

Architect: Samuel Patrick Close Ten Victorian Gothic almshouses, for Charles McGarel. McGarel was a slave-owner and sugar trader in the early 19th century. He was also responsible for building the Town Hall in...

27 August 2012

1883 – New Almshouses for Grendon’s Charity, Exeter, Devon

Architect: Best & Commin Perspective published in The Building News, November 16th 1883. Also known as the Ten Cells, the original Grendon’s Almshouses stood in Preston Street from the beginning of the 15th...

31 March 2012

1867 – Proposed Schools & Almshouses, Walworth, London

Architect: James Cubitt From The Building News: “THESE buildings, of which we give an illustration elsewhere, are about to be erected near the Elephant and Castle Railway Station, for the congregation of the...

27 March 2012

1879 – Almshouses for the Earl of Onslow, Guildford, Surrey

Architect: Ernest George & Peto Perspective view and plans published in The Building News, July 4th 1879.

09 October 2011

1871 – Sir William Powell Alms Houses, Fulham, London

Architect: J.P. Seddon Design for new almshouses to be erected in Fulham, and published in The Building News, May 12th 1871. “THE illustration which, according to a recent promise, we give this week...

30 March 2011

1901 – Giltbrook Almshouses, Nottingham

Architect: A.R. Calvert Selected design after a competition, published in The Building News, April 5 1901. “These drawings illustrate the selected design in the recent competition. It is intended to use red sand-faced...

21 March 2011

1887 – Almshouses, Charlton, Kent

Architect: Edward L’Anson & Son Perspective view & ground plan, designed for the Trustees of The Dutch Church, and published in The Builder, May 14th 1887. Built to “provide a home for aged...

22 January 2010

1879 – Alms Houses Terrace, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin

Fine terrace of stone cottages in the old centre of Clondalkin, opposite the round tower and alongside the Church of Ireland. Constructed in 1879 in memory of Reverend David John Reade and this...

19 January 2010

1582 – Shee Alms House, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

The Shees were a wealthy merchant family in Kilkenny in the sixteenth century much like the Rothes who built Rothe House. In 1582, Sir Richard Shee founded the alms house ‘to accommodate twelve...

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