1-6 Church Terrace, Calverhall, Shropshire

These buildings were built as almshouses. A faded inscription tells us they were founded in 1724 by Katherine Kerr in memory of her husband William. They were refounded in 1887 as is shown by a second inscription. It reads "TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / JOHN PEMBERTON HEYWOOD / AND ANNA MARIA HIS WIFE / THE ENDOWMENT OF THESE ALMSHOUSES / WAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH HER WISHES INCURRED / IN THE YEAR 1887 BY THE SUM OF £1400".


Shropshire Calverhall


Victorian (1837 - 1901)


almshouse charity philanthropy poor Victorian (1837 - 1901)