Herrick Almshouses, Forest Road, Woodhouse, Leicestershire

Herrick Almshouses, Forest Road, Woodhouse, Leicestershire
Photograph taken 05 September 1999 © Mr Brian R Vollar LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 189227

This building is 4 separate cottages that were built as almshouses. They were built in 1856 at the request of a Miss Herrick. They have the inscription 'Offer unto God thanksgiving'. The Herrick family have played an important role in the village since 1615. This was when William Herrick gave a pulpit to St Mary’s church. The almshouses are still in use today (2013).

Location

Leicestershire Woodhouse

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

almshouse charity poor philanthropy victorian (1837 - 1901)