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Aberford Almshouses (Aberford)
Black & White imagec1941-1943. 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)
Black & White imageUndated. 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, the Great North Road. (Aberford)
Black & White image30th 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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Aberford Almshouses. (Aberford)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows the frontage of Aberford Almshouses, situated on the west side of the Great North Road, South of the village. They were built to the designs by George Fowler Jones at the instigation of the two Gascoigne sisters, Elizabeth and Mary Isabella. They had lost both their brothers, Thomas and Richard Silver and their father Richard Oliver Gascoigne in 1843 and so they had the almshouses built as a memorial. Four, two - storey residences flank a central tower and were designed to accommodate four male and four female retired estate workers. At the south end of the buildings, left, there was a chapel which was in use from 1845 until 1976. At the north end, right, there was a refectory. The almshouses were vacated by the residents in 1976 and are now convereted for business use and known as 'Priory Park'. Photograph by Ron Turner.
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Aberford Almshouses. (Aberford)
Black & White imagec1975. Image shows part of Aberford Almshouses. The tall tower at the left edge was central to the design of the buildings and separated the mens' dwellings from the womens', four on each side of the tower. The dwellings are constructed on two storeys to the architectural plans of George Fowler Jones, a Scottish born architect who practised in York. They were erected between 1843 and 1845 on the behalf of Elizabeth and Mary Isabella Gascoigne to provide homes for retired estate workers as a memorial to their father and brothers. The refectory for the use of the workers, was situated at the north end of the building, far right in this image.
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