|||Aberford Almshouses (Aberford)
Image shows Aberford Almshouses built by Elizabeth and Mary Isabella (born 1810) Gascoigne in 1844 in memory of their father Richard Oliver Gascoigne (died 1843) and two elder brothers (died 1842). The buildings designed by George Fowler Jones, comprises of 8 two storey dwellings with a central tower displaying the Gascoigne Coat-of-arms. The dwellings were for the occupation of four men and four women, retired tenants of the Gascoigne Estate. A Matron's house was built at the rear and there was a well of 70 feet (21 metres) in depth. Leeds City Council purchased the Almshouses in 1976, after they were vacated by the final tenants, for a sum of £18,000. They were used for the restoration of fine arts. In July 1993 they were sold at auction to the Rushbond Group for £141,500 for conversion to offices. The conversion and restoration was completed by Priory Investments and the development is now known as Priory Park and houses several businesses. It is located on the South side of Aberford off the west side of the main street.
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|||Aberford Almshouses (Aberford)
View through the gates of Aberford Almshouses, listed buildings on the west side of Main Street. The central entrance tower can be seen and either side are the two storey almshouses, built for retired tenants of the Gascoigne Estate, between 1843 and 1845. At any one time the 8 units supplied accommodation for 4 men and 4 women. The almshouses were designed by George Fowler Jones on behalf of sisters, Elizabeth and Mary Isabella Gascoigne to commemorate their father, Richard Oliver Gascoigne who died in 1843 and two brothers, Thomas and Richard Silver who both died in 1842. Photograph by Leslie Chapman.
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|||Aberford Almshouses and the Hunt. (Aberford)
Image shows Aberford Almshouses with the local Hunt in the foreground. The Almshouses were designed by George Fowler Jones and built between September 1843 and May 1845 at the instigation of the two Gascoigne sisters, Elizabeth and Mary Isabella. They were in memory of their father, Richard Oliver Gascoigne, who died in 1843 and two brothers Thomas and Richard Silver who both in 1842. The Almshouses comprises of 8 X 2 storey units, four on each side of a central entrance, right, displaying the Gascoigne coat-of-arms. They were designed for the occupation of retired workers from the Gascoigne Estate, four men and four women. Leeds City Council sold the Almshouses after 1976 and the buildings were eventually restored and converted to business and office space. The development was renamed Priory Park and is situated off the west side of the main street in Aberford.
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|||Aberford Almshouses, Charity event (Aberford)
Image shows people in costume at a charity event held at Aberford Almshouses, taken by a Yorkshire Post photographer. On the left are Laura and Bill Burlingham - Bill was the chauffer and general handyman for the Gascoignes at Lotherton Hall. In the centre are Mary Renwick, part-time secretary at Lotherton, and Dennis Wallace. On the right are Mrs. Wallace and Tom Renwick. The Almshouses were floodlit for the event. They date from 1844 and were built in the neo-Gothic style at the instigation of sisters Elizabeth and Mary Isabella Gascoigne in memory of their father, Richard Oliver Gascoigne and their two brothers. Richard Oliver Gascoigne owned Lotherton Hall which he had purchased in 1825. The Almshouses were built for retired tenants of the Gascoigne Estates and could accommodate four men and four women. In the 1990s the properties were converted and now house several businesses. They are located off the west side of the main street.
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|||Aberford Almshouses, the Great North Road. (Aberford) (1 comment)
|30th May 1975.
View of Aberford Almshouses located on the west side of the Great North Road. They were built between 1843 and 1845 as 2 storey dwellings for retired estate workers four men and four women, on the Gascoigne Estate. The last Estate workers to inhabit the almshouses vacated them in 1976. Nowadays, the listed buildings have now been converted to business use and are known as the 'Priory Park' development.
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