Tyne and Wear HER(1238): Newcastle, Ward's Almshouses - Details
Newcastle, Ward's Almshouses
Health and Welfare
John Ward(e), a rich merchant, sheriff of Newcastle 1445, mayor in 1448 and 1450, founded an almshouse during the reign of Edward IV for 12 poor men and 12 poor women. The date of closure is unknown, but ruins of it were reported to be visible in the 18th century. The precise location of the almshouse is uncertain, but it was probably on the south-west side of Manor Chare.
<< HER 1238 >> J. Speed, 18th century, Northumberland - Newcastle inset H. Bourne, 1736, History of Newcastle pp. 135, 138 J. Brand, 1789, History of Newcastle, Vol. I, p. 358