Guildford Almshouses

guildfordAlmshouses trace their history back to monastic times where the terms bedehouse, hospital, maison dieu, almshouse and others described the provision of accommodation for those in need.

The other almshouses in Guildford are Abbot’s Hospital, at the top of the High Street opposite Holy Trinity church,  Stoke Hospital on Stoke Road and the Hillier Almshouses on the Farnham Road.

The word hospital is used in its original meaning of providing hospitality: these institutions do not provide medical care.

For more information about almshouses in general, visit the website of The Almshouse Association