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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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ALMSHOUSES within a courtyard at the rear of the Bluecoat Centre are one of Chester's hidden gems.
The lease on the 400-year-old building came to an end after the Almshouse Museum Trust failed to agree new conditions with its owners.
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.
It became cheaper for the communities to take care of all the poor, able-bodied or not, in one institution, so the workhouses became the almshouses. (3) The almshouse sheltered "the aged, the orphaned, the insane, the ill, and the debilitated" all mixed together.
9) In the first three chapters of the book, "Almshouse Bodies," "Hospitalized Bodies" and "Villainous Bodies," Newman analyzes the records left by three of the institutions charged with this responsibility: the Philadelphia Almshouse, the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Sick Poor, and the Walnut Street Jail.
From the double frontispiece to the highly detailed index, everything a reader could ask for in a volume devoted to a late-medieval almshouse foundation is here supplied.
Digging down to the foundations of an old washhouse at the rear of their former almshouse home, Alan and Dee Archer unearthed a rich treasure trove.
Lupinski, who "reported on the progress of the Michigan alliance." The alliance had successfully funded a hospital wing for one almshouse and planned to hire two nurses to staff it, but because of resistance from local government, [2] had failed in its attempts to place a nurse in another county's almshouse, despite having raised the money for the nurse's salary.
And she said some almshouse residents are so upset, they "hope they may have died before this takes effect" while others "are looking to where they might move to".
AN ALMSHOUSE dating back nearly 500 years has been renovated and re-established as flats in the city centre.