Paperback 144pp Illustrated 170x245mm
9781906663315   Product Code: 94708
From the Middle Ages to the 20th century, benevolent individuals and organizations founded almshouses to shelter the 'deserving poor', and Shropshire is richly endowed with such institutions. This compact guide records their architecture and social history, profiling the personalities of their founders and the control enforced on their inmates. A gazetteer section, illustrated in colour, describes the county's 40 surviving examples in detail.