The Almshouses, Church Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

The Almshouses, Church Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Photograph taken 15 September 2001 © Mr Ted Ellis LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 158022

These almshouses were originally founded as "All Christian Souls' House" in 1501. They were founded by Stephen Hellard, rector of Stevenage. They were rebuilt in 1809 after a major fire in 1807. The fire was spreading along the street and so the old almshouses were deliberately demolished to stop the fire spreading even further.

Location

Hertfordshire Stevenage

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

almshouse charity philanthropy Medieval (1066 - 1484) Georgian (1714 - 1836)