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Houblon's Almshouses

Houblon's Almshouses
Location Worple Way, Richmond, London, England
Built 1757 (9 almshouses); 1857 (2 further almshouses)
Built for Rebecca and Susanna Houblon

Houblon's Almshouses are Grade II* listed[1] almshouses in Richmond, London. They were founded in the 18th century by two sisters, Rebecca and Susanna Houblon, whose father, Sir John Houblon, had been the first Governor of the Bank of England. The oldest almshouses were built in 1757, originally to house nine poor women who had been brought up in the Protestant religion. A further two almshouses were built in 1857.[2]

The almshouses are now managed by The Richmond Charities.[3][4] New residents are accepted from 65 years of age.[5]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Houblon's Almhouses".  
  2. ^ "The Almshouses of Richmond" (PDF). Local History Notes.  
  3. ^ "Houblon's Almshouses". The  
  4. ^ "Richmond Charities". Charity Performance. DG Publishing. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Houblon's Almshouses". Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC). Retrieved 8 July 2015. 

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