Almhouses, Caistor Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

Almhouses, Caistor Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire
Photograph taken 03 March 2002 © Mr Brian Harris. Source Historic England Archive ref: 196434

These almshouses were originally built in 1612 by the widow of Sir George St. Pauel (Pole). The will of Sir George St Paule, dated 1612, left £200 towards the building of a hospital (or almshouses) in Market Rasen. It was for 8 poor men over the age of 49 or 50. He left £40 yearly rent from land in Cabourne to maintain it. Arguments over the legacy between his widow, the Countess of Warwick, and his cousin Philip Tirwhit delayed the implementation of the will. It seems to have formally been put into force in 1626. They were completely restored, from ruins, and reoccupied in 1960.

Location

Lincolnshire Market Rasen

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

almshouse charity philanthropy Georgian (1714 - 1836)