Harrison Almshouses, Churchfields, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Harrison Almshouses, Churchfields, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Photograph taken 04 September 2000 © Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive ref: 461297

These six almshouses in All Saints parish were built in 1854. They were built by Marquess Townshend for poor widows and others. The Townshends were successors at Balls Park to the Harrisons. Sir John Harrison (d.1669) had left £100 to be invested in property to produce an annual income for the benefit of the poor in All Hallows (All Saints) Parish in Hertford.

Location

Hertfordshire Hertford

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

almshouse charity philanthropy Victorian (1837 - 1901)