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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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Some almshouses occupants "hope they may have died" before it is put up, a planning committee was told.
St Nicholas Hospital has been providing almshouse accommodation since its founding in the early 13th century.
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 are working in partnership with housing developer Lovell to deliver the new development on the current almshouse site.
A FORMER almshouse thought to date back to1600 is nowa stunning family home that mixes the best of the past with the latest mod cons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contract notice: Orchard Homes Stockwood Almshouse Contractor Procurement.