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Llewellyn's Almshouses, Wells, Somerset. Photo by Sharon Loxton

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Just off Priest Row, these almshouses were founded in 1614, and rebuilt in stages between 1887 and 1901. They were at the behest of Henry Llewellyn who left £1,600 for the purchase of the site and construction of the almshouses for ten elderly women.

Caption came with another photograph of same scene.

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sueswan

Not sure but I thought it could be a copper beach, that has purple leaves. Some architecture today can be sympathetic to the surroundings but some can be awful. Cheers kevin...Sue

kevins3514

Good picture and puzzle, Sue. Too bad most rows of modern flats don't look half as good as these almshouses. Any idea what the type of tree the large one with purple leaves in the back is? - kevin

sueswan

Hi June I've been to Wells too. I remember the big grassy area leading up to the Cathedral. I thought it a lovely place, nice atmosphere.
Yes I agree almshouses certainly have helped the poor of the parish in the past, as with Rochester if you were born in an area with almshouses you can put your name down to live in one if you are of a certain age.
Thanks Joyce, 48 and June

cakes1947

Great puzzle! Love these homes & the reason they were built. Nice chimneys too!! Thanks Sue!! :)))
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481110

wonderful puzzle, but even more, how wonderful there are almshouses for the elderly. Thanks Sue.

juneshone

lovely, i have been to Wells as my brother lives in Somerset, it's a very nice town with a lovely Cathedral

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