Rowland Wilson Almshouses, Kingston Road, Merton

Rowland Wilson Almshouses, Kingston Road, Merton

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1913
Area Merton
Copyright 1 Museum of Wimbledon
Picture Reference MerMor_​Almshouses_​2-2
Original Format Photo
Photographer / Origin of Photo C.H. Cooper
Notes / History This inscription was located on the centre gable of one of the tiny set of almshouses which stood at 70 Kingston Road. They 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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