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Queen Elizabeth's Almshouses, Richmond

Queen Elizabeth’s Almhouses, Richmond
Location The Vineyard, Richmond, London, England
Coordinates
Built 1600 (on previous Petersham Road site)
Built for Sir George Wright
Rebuilt 1767 (on present site); 1857 and 1955

Queen Elizabeth’s Almhouses, Richmond are Elizabeth I) to house eight poor aged women.[1][2] Known originally as the "Lower almshouses", they were built in Petersham Road, a few hundred yards south of what is now Bridge Street. By 1767, they were almost derelict.[3] In 1767, William Turner rebuilt the almshouses on land at the top end of his estate in The Vineyard. Funds for the rebuilding were raised by public subscription.[3][4][5]The almshouses were rebuilt again in 1857.[3][6] They were damaged during World War II and replaced with four newly built houses in 1955.[4][5]

Current status

The almshouses are now managed by The Richmond Charities.[4][7] New residents are accepted from 65 years of age.[8]

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Notes and references

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  5. ^ a b The building plans are available online. See
  6. ^ A photograph [1] shows the front of the almshouses, almost 100 years later, in 1952. See
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