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almshouse

Brit History a privately supported house offering accommodation to the aged or needy

almshouse

1. A building in which charity was distributed to the poor; found in England and in some early American settlements and cities; also see poorhouse.
2. An almonry.
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RESIDENTS of Kirkleatham's almshouses are celebrating a refurbished statue's return.
A letter of congratulations from governors, residents of the almshouse, staff, professional advisers and staff of the church schools in Bedworth has been sent to Buckingham Palace and a reply has been received and will be read at the service.
THE trustees of a 16th - century almshouse are seeking tenants.
A Pre-bid Conference will be held at the offices of Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority, 1275 Almshouse Road, Warrington, PA at 10:00 A.
Almondbury Almshouses Charity, works to |tree(s) within conservation area, Almshouse Estate, off School Lane, Almondbury.
AN ALMSHOUSE dating back nearly 500 years has been renovated and re-established as flats in the city centre.
LLANRWST'S historic Almshouse has closed its doors for the last time.
The trusteeship of the William Jones's Almshouse Charity, founded in 1614, has been transferred from the Haberdashers' Company to Bristol Charities.
LANCASTER - It appears time has softened the effects of a nasty bit of town history 14 years ago that stemmed from a larger part of Lancaster's past involving a register from the old Lancaster Almshouse.
Using the English Poor Law as a model, New York State in 1788 required each town to establish an almshouse.
The serious upside is the award-winning building in which this designer home is located I a beautiful former almshouse with well-tended common grounds.
Thus, while broken limbs and compliant demeanor served as evidence that a poor, incapacitated man was worthy of a cure in the Pennsylvania Hospital, sick women bearing evidence of venereal disease were instead incarcerated in the almshouse or the city jail alongside others expected to work and submit themselves to physical discipline in order to reform themselves.