Buntingford almshouses

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Buntingford almshouses
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Buntingford Almshouses, with war memorial in the foreground
Geography
Location Buntingford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Funding Government hospital
Services
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
History
Founded 1684
Links
Lists Hospitals in England

Buntingford Almshouses is a grade II* listed building on the High street of the Hertfordshire town of Buntingford. The building was erected in 1684 by the mathematician and astronomer Bishop Seth Ward[1] who was born in the town.

The building, located next to St Peter's church, is built of brick around three sides of a courtyard. The heritage listing describes the building as "A classical almshouses of 1684 of outstanding interest."[1]

Having previously been used as the town hospital, the building is now run by a charity to provide accommodation for elderly people in the town.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1101350 - The National Heritage List for England".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Buntingford almshouses, Registered Charity no. 240885 at the Charity Commission


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