Drapers' Alms Houses, Glasshill St.

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Wednesday 21 March 2007 4.53pm
Does anyone know anything about these? I've walked past them many times and thought how pretty they are with their lovely gardens at the front.

Seeing them again today made me think to ask you locally-knowledgeable lot if anyone could enlighten me on their history and who/how one gets to live in them.
Wednesday 21 March 2007 9.38pm
I don't think that they are run on their original charitable terms any longer. I think the Draper's Company provided more modern replacements at Walter's Close off Brandon Street.

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Wednesday 21 March 2007 9.47pm
They were originally in the gift of John Walter, who was clerk to the Drapers' Company. I think they're still in the gift of the Company.
Monday 2 July 2007 5.23pm
They're now privately owned, I believe. Reason for bumping this thread is that a To Let sign has just gone up for one of them. Stirling Ackroyd are the agents.

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