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Monday 4th July 2011 10:03

I live in the almshouses in Dauntsey when were they first built? by whom and what was the purpose of them please?

The present school and attached almshouses were built in 1865. The original foundation was from a bequest in the will of Henry, the Earl of Danby, in 1645. He gave a site in Dauntsey and the income from property, worth 50.00 p.a. in 1645, for a school and almshouse. The latter was to accommodate six residents. They were probably in a poor state of repair by the mid 19th century and the trustees decided to rebuild. There were still six people in the almshouses in 1986.




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