Poor Travellers House, 97 High Street, Rochester, Medway

Poor Travellers House, 97 High Street, Rochester, Medway
Photograph taken 19 June 2001 © Mr David G. Smith. Source Historic England Archive ref: 173061

A charity hostel for poor travellers, now a museum with living accommodation above. It was founded in 1586 by Richard Watts 'for a nights lodging for six poor way-farers not being rogues or proctors (ie lawyers)'. It was no longer needed when the larger almshouses were built by the Watts Charity in 1858 on Maidstone Road.

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