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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Almshouses Corsham

The Almshouses in Corsham were built by Dame Margaret Hungerford, wife of Sir Edward Hungerford, Commander of Cromwell's Forces in Wiltshire, in 1668. At the time, the Hungerfords were living at nearby Corsham Court. The Almshouses also include a schoolroom, the Warden's House and stables. The schoolroom has its original 17th Century furnishings. The Almshouses are amongst the finest in England and are a grade I listed building.

Almshouses

The Almshouses are open to visitors from April to September on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00AM - 4:00PM and on Fridays and Saturdays from 1:30PM - 4:00PM. They are also open in October, November, February, and March on Saturdays from 1:00PM - 3:00PM.

Visitors to the Almshouses may also want to visit nearby Corsham Court, Saint Bartholomew's Church, or The Flemish Weaver pub.

The Almshouses are located on the corner of Lacock Road and Pound Pill in Corsham.

The Almshouses
Pound Pill, Corsham
SN13 9HT
Tel: 01249 701414
The Almshouses Corsham Map

© 2010 John Westby

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