Impressive architecture. Well done!
The Misses Moores Almshouses
Recorded on The Charities Board in Appleby Church Vestry…the (then) recent erection of the Almshouses by the gift of the Misses Moore of the White House:
... five cottages with suitable buildings and gardens attached were AD 1839 erected for the purpose of being let for all future years (at low rents to be determined upon by the trustees for the time being) to poor persons belonging to or residing in the parish of Appleby, the same being persons of good character and repair, and members of the Established Church.
It seems most probable that this particular act of charity was prompted by the closure of the Appleby Workhouse and the removal of its residents to the Union Workhouse, several miles away at Ashby, in 1836 as mentioned above.
Thank you for your visit, it prompted me to give more information (above) concerning the buildings.
You have some lovely photos and I will visit when I have time to enjoy them.
The Wall is a Grade II Listed Building, for more info see here
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Photo taken in Appleby Magna, Swadlincote, Leicestershire DE12, UK
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