Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 14th June, 2018)
always wondered about this building - history of it anyone?
Nice one David .
A good year for buttercups, a couple of weeks ago I was on the lower slopes of the Wuchy and there must have been about 9,500,000 growing there.
I do not come from Kings or Queens
Nor family of the gentry,
A poor man is a man of means
For I've got gold aplenty.
Where is this. please? Love the buttercups....do you all remember how we used to hold them under our chins "to see if you liked butter"? Chance would have been a fine thing....it was Summer County margarine for most of us!
it was Stork for us Irene! beautiul picture
An almshouse (also known as a poorhouse) is charitable housing provided to enable people (typically elderly people who can no longer work to earn enough to pay rent) to live in a particular community. They are often targeted at the poor of a locality, at those from certain forms of previous employment, or their widows, and are generally maintained by a charity or the trustees of a bequest. Almshouses were originally formed as extensions of the church system and were later adapted by local officials and authorities.
A very interesting photo, David. Good shot.
A measured 'blast' of yellow - far removed from the uncomfortable 'blast' of a roaring furnace.
Malc, they were built at the request of Lady Dorothy Bradshaigh in 1772 in memory of her husband and were intended for former estate workers.
Known as The Receptacle.
There is a now very worn sandstone plaque mounted high up on the building.
Grade II Listed.
"Almshouses, now 3 houses. Dated 1772. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings and hipped stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays. Rusticated quoins. Windows of paired pointed lights with small-paned glazing, those to 2nd and 3rd bays of ground floor are paired. Entrances have pointed tympana, the 2nd and 4th are now windows, the others with C20 doors. 3
cross-axial stacks. Left return has external stair to 1st floor entrance, now window. Rear similar."
Nice photo ,David the yellow makes the scene , i took part in making all new windows for the Alms House many years ago at the joinery firm i worked for probably in the late 70s, they have probably been changed to PVC now . There gothic style at front square heads at the sides and back,the stonework was perfect ,we made one template and it fitted nearly every opening.
It was Stork margarine for us Irene, but I also remember the swaying rhythm of "Summer County, Summer County", during its TV ad. I discovered only hours ago that the music is The Merry Widow Waltz. And who could forget the buttercup 'test'.
My youngest son has been making a buttercup necklace for his two year old, she loved it.
A very beautiful and peaceful view, looks like an early evening shot.
Wasn't money given to the Alms House residents on Maundy Thursday, probably contained in a velvet draw string bag.
You've just triggered a memory there Dorothy. Going way back to the mid sixties, one of my favourite songs at the time was Maundy Monday, by the Mamas & the Papas, a brilliant number which was ultimately destined to be eclipsed by, Dedicated to the One I love,..another memorable ditty, recorded by the same group several months later., I do rather
' suspect ' however, that you'd most likely be too young to remember either of them.
Ozy (I wish). I was married with children in the 60's that's all I'm saying ha ha! However I still don't remember the song Maundy Monday.
Best Wishes Dorothy
Song was 'Monday Monday' by the Mamas and Papas, a good song but I preferred their 'California Dreaming.'