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.

Location

Medway Rochester

Period

Tudor (1485 - 1602)

Tags

hospital health welfare poor travel charity Tudor (1485 - 1602)