Almshouses, Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset

Almshouses, Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset
Photograph taken 05 September 2002 © Mr David Penny. Source Historic England Archive ref: 271105

These almshouses were founded by Sir William Portman in 1643. They were for six poor persons. They remain largely unaltered and are a good example of the architecture of this period.

Location

Somerset Staple Fitzpaine

Period

Stuart (1603 - 1713)

Tags

almshouse charity philanthropy poor social welfare Stuart (1603 - 1713)