Rowland Wilson Almshouses, Kingston Road

Rowland Wilson Almshouses, Kingston Road

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1906
Area Merton Park
Copyright 1 Collectors Publishing & Co
Picture Reference MerMor_​7_​11-24
Original Format Postcards
Notes / History This tiny set of almshouses which stood at 70 Kingston Road were built in 1656, using money bequeathed by Rowland Wilson, a successful merchant and vintner. They were designed to accommodate six "needy" women, each of whom was awarded a pension of £4 per year, (no mean sum by the standards of the day), together with provision for "a chaldron of coals".

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