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Longden Almshouses, Bramcote, c 1900s

As seen from the south west. The foundation stone seen between the centre windows is engraved 'Alms Houses erected by Jane Longden, A.D. 1852'. Jane was the sister of John Sherwin Gregory who was one of the Sherwins of Bramcote Manor. Originally they were to provide homes for four poor women of the parish who were to receive two shillings weekly and two tons of coal each year. The almshouses were …