Shoreditch Almshouses, Wood Green

Shoreditch Almshouses Wood Green

It is the wrought iron gates, melted down by the man charged with restoring them, in what an English Heritage spokesman called in 2007, ‘a clear case of cultural vandalism’, which shone a spotlight on these almshouses over fifteen years ago.

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The Aged Pilgrims’ Asylum

The Aged Pilgrims' Asylum

This almshouse (called an asylum) is located just outside Hornsey Parish and is part of the late Hugh Garnsworthy’s postcard collection gifted to the Society.

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The Whittington Almshouses, Highgate

Whittington Almshouses. Highgate. Drawn by Mr Shepherd, engraved by T. Dale

This engraved book plate, 1827, drawn by Mr Shepherd, engraved by T Dale, is one of the 65 items in the Ruth Rogers Bequest. These almshouses are linked to a famous name. Dick Whittington, his cat and Highgate Hill are synonymous.

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