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Hickey's Almshouses

Hickey's Almshouses
Location Richmond, London, England
Coordinates
Built 1834
Architect
Architectural style(s) Neo-Tudor
Governing body The Richmond Charities
Listed Building – Grade II*

Hickey's Almshouses are almshouses between Sheen Road and St Mary's Grove in Richmond, London. They are Grade II* listed by Historic England and this listing also extends to the site's chapel (which is dedicated to St Francis)[1] and to its lodges.[2]

A plaque over the entrance records that the almshouses were built "for Ten poor Men and Ten poor Women by the bounty of William Hickey Esq. Who by his Will bequeathed certain Lands and houses in Richmond in Trust for Charitable purposes".[3]

1834 inscription at Hickey's Almshouses

The first houses, designed by Lewis Vulliamy,[4] in Neo-Tudor style with high chimneys,[3] were built in 1834 from the income of several properties on Richmond Hill, including The Wick. These properties had been left in trust by William Hickey, who died in 1727, to provide pensions for six men and ten women.[5][6] In 1822 the charity's funds had been boosted by a major donation by Elizabeth Doughty.[7]

In 1834 the trust built an additional 20 almshouses, a chapel (which was enlarged in 1863 by Arthur Blomfield[4]), and two gate lodge cottages. The property, which includes another 29 buildings behind the almshouses,[5] now consists of 49 flats and cottages,[8] a laundry and a workshop.[9]

The almshouses are managed by The Richmond Charities.[9] New residents are accepted from 65 years of age.[8]

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  • The Richmond Charities
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