Truesdale's Hospital, Scotgate, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Truesdale's Hospital, Scotgate, Stamford, Lincolnshire
Photograph taken 05 September 1999 © C. Culligan LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 193835

This building was originally an almshouse for six poor men. It was founded by Thomas Truedale, an attorney who died in 1700. The accommodation had been increased to eight poor men by 1831, but it was found that the buildings needed replacing. George Basevi designed a new almshouse that was built between 1832-3 to house twelve poor men. It also had a committee room and two rooms for a nurse. This is the building we see today.

Location

Lincolnshire Stamford

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

almshouse charity philanthropy poor Georgian (1714 - 1836)