Tudor Poor

Yerbury Almshouses  
Yerbury Almshouses Rich Tudor people often gave money to the poor, this was called alms. One of the ways very rich clothiers helped the poor was to build houses called almshouses. Some poor people then had somewhere to live and a small amount of money for food. They had to follow the rules of the house, which included attending church regularly. This photograph shows the almshouses built by the Yerbury family in the late 1600s. They also funded other almshouses in Trowbridge, which had been established by Terumber in the late 1400s.
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