Eastwick. Gilston Estate

Colin Wilson

The former Gilston estate almshouse. Aug 2016
Colin Wilson
One of the ornate chimneys on the formare Eastwick almshouse. Aug 2016
Colin Wilson

Historic England’s citation is that this was a block of five almshouses designed to look like a medieval hall house. They are now three dwellings.

They were erected in the later part of the 19th century, probably in about 1890, for the nearby Gilston Estate. Presumably they were for retired workers but this has not been verified.

The buildings were listed by Historic England in 1984.

Although erected in Victorian times, they are not mentioned in Vyse’s book on Victorian almshouses.

Location

Georef: 543478 211787
Grid ref: 51 47′ 11″N   0 04′ 44″E

References

An Historical Atlas of Hertfordshire ed David Short
Page 151
Hertfordshire Publications 2011
ISBN 978-9-9542189-6-6

Historic England ref 1348042
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1348042

This page was added on 14/12/2020.

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