Church Estate Almshouses

Retirement housing
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1UX
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1UX

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Managed by

The Richmond Charities

Manager's Description

"The Church Estate is the oldest charity in Richmond and was thought to have been founded in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I by Thomas Owings who bequeathed land for the use of the poor of the parish. H..." Show more "The Church Estate is the oldest charity in Richmond and was thought to have been founded in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I by Thomas Owings who bequeathed land for the use of the poor of the parish. However, research indicates that the charity may date back to 1375 with an endowment provided by Merton Priory for the maintenance of the chapel of Shene and its manse, and later augmented for the benefit of the poor. The almshouses of the Church Estate were for men and women who were members of the Church of England and they originally had similar rules to those at the other almshouses. The residents had an express right to sittings at Hickey's Chapel. These almshouses face Sheen Road and were built in 1843. In 1968, two small blocks, each containing four studio flats, were built on the land behind the almshouses and 2 to 18 St Mary's Grove. In 2005, one of the small blocks of flats was extended and developed to create four one-bedroom flats.

The Church Estate now more commonly known as Richmond Church Charity Estate continues for the benefit of Richmond's Anglican churches and may be the fifth oldest charity in England. The almshouses of Richmond Church Estate transferred to Richmond Charities' Almshouses on 27 May 2004 and are now called Church Estate Almshouses." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
18 flats, houses. Built in 1844 and renovated in 1968. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Garden
New residents accepted from 65 years of age.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 15/03/2011   Update info

Availability

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Not available - The residents have not taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS).
Managed by

The Richmond Charities

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